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Dancing with Coyotes

Dancing with Coyotes

How solving the real problem kept two doggies from being eaten by coyotes My friend Laree and her husband Dan were living in Placerville, California. Placerville is a California gold rush town that sits at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is a lovely rural...

Dancing with Coyotes

How solving the real problem kept two doggies from being eaten by coyotes My friend Laree and her husband Dan were living in Placerville, California. Placerville is a California gold rush town that sits at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is a lovely rural...

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More Innovation Espresso ®

My Tailbone Hurts:  A lesson in making assumptions

My Tailbone Hurts: A lesson in making assumptions

We all have made incorrect assumptions. Sometimes this can be harmless, sometimes this can cause a twelve-year-old boy to receive the equivalent of 1500 unnecessary chest x-rays. Check out this story about the danger of making assumptions when it comes to medical diagnosis.

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The Case of the Trimmed Hedge

The Case of the Trimmed Hedge

Know the saying: “They can’t see the forest for the trees”? Check out this story about how a trimmed hedge created a problem for two neighbors.

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Cows can be good for the land

Cows can be good for the land

The problem is not the cows. The problem is where the cows are at. Read more to find out more about why I feel like we are solving the wrong problem.

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2022 Creativity Expert Exchange

2022 Creativity Expert Exchange

The program for our 2022 Creativity Expert Exchange (March 10 & 11) has been finalized as has been the Eventbrite Registration site. Our program features two cutting-edge keynote speeches and 14 engaging concurrent session workshops.

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New videos! New book!

New videos! New book!

I recently realized that the last that you folks heard from me was in May. Time flies! Here’s a peek at what I’ve been working on.

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Creativity is in the Open Space

Creativity is in the Open Space

Don’t be afraid of the open space. Don’t worry about being bored. When you are bored, your imagination kicks in, and your brain goes to a creative place.

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Innovate Constantly:  Find out how

Innovate Constantly: Find out how

What do stampeding cows, waffle irons, tractors, heart doctors, farmers, flying drones, and pacemakers have in common?They are all featured in my new video courses published through the OpenSesame learning platform! OpenSesame is the world's largest elearning company,...

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Roger’s TEDx Omaha Talk

Roger’s TEDx Omaha Talk

Roger Firestien gave a talk at the virtual TEDx Omaha event on February 18, 2021
The theme of TEDx Omaha 2021 was IGNITE.

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