Creativity Tag

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29220.mp3 We are going back to our roots with an entire week of discussions about the basics of entrepreneurship. Today, we argue that creativity is not necessarily part of entrepreneurship! Really, it doesn't have to be!!     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29396.mp3 Danny Gregory - Co-founder of Sketchbook Skool and Author of Shut Your Monkey: How to Control Your Inner Critic and Get More Done [caption id="attachment_16596" align="alignright" width="168"] Danny Gregory[/caption] Danny Gregory spent three decades as one of New York’s leading advertising creative directors and has created award-winning, global campaigns for clients like Chase, JPMorgan, American Express, IBM, Burger King, Ford, Chevron and many others. He was the Senior Partner of Ogilvy & Mather. Through his books (Shut Your Monkey,  Art Before Breakfast, Everyday Matters,  An Illustrated Life,  An Illustrated Journey,  A Kiss Before You Go,  The Creative License, etc)  and in the several large online communities he oversees, Danny has shown thousands of people how to ignite their inner artists, embrace their creativity and tell the stories of their lives. From Boston to Beijing, people who haven’t drawn since grade school have picked up the creative habit and have gone on to publish books of their own and show and sell their artwork. Danny is a co-founder of Sketchbook Skool, a video-based art school designed to inspire creative storytelling through illustrated journaling. Taught by the world’s best illustrators, artists and educators, Sketchbook Skool encourages its global community of over 15,000 students to draw and keep a sketchbook regardless of skill level. Danny was born in London, grew up in Pakistan, Australia, and Israel, and graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University.   Alex Verjovsky - Co-Author of OutManeuver  [caption id="attachment_16625" align="alignright" width="180"] Alex Verjovsky[/caption] Alex Verjovsky is a serial entrepreneur, who recently exited his last business based on biofuels. Alex has built and led startups in high technology, agriculture and e-commerce. He is also a former military officer and he has a MBA from Columbia University. He worked as a management consultant for over 10 years and after that he was in two industries as a software vendor. He started his own startup in the CRM field and since that was sold, Alrx has been actively investing as an angel investor. As part of his investment in new ventures, he has opted to lead the sales effort of the companies that he works with.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27790.mp3 Bryan Mattimore - Co-Founder and Chief Idea Guy at Growth Engine Company [caption id="attachment_11327" align="alignright" width="192"] Bryan Mattimore[/caption] Bryan Mattimore is the  co-founder of the Growth Engine Company, where they use a whole-brain approach to identifying opportunities and potential, and help teams successfully launch products and services. Before co-founding the Growth Engine Co. in 1999, he founded and served as president of the Mattimore Group, an 18-year-old creativity consulting company. Throughout his career Bryan has facilitated more than 1000 marketing, sales, and business strategy ideation sessions. Bryan has also served as a leader of focus groups and large and successful innovative projects. His latest book, Idea Stormers: How to Lead and Inspire Creative Breakthroughs, presents tested and validated processes for innovation and leadership. Bryan is also the author of 99% Inspiration: Tips, Tales, and Techniques for Liberating Your Business Creativity.   Timothy Padden - CEO and Founder at Revolve Solar [caption id="attachment_11329" align="alignright" width="196"] Timothy Padden[/caption] Timothy Padden is the CEO and Founder at Revolve Solar, a company devoted to providing solutions for solar power alternatives. Through harvesting the natural powers of the sun, Timothy's family-driven company provides products and services that harness solar energy. Timothy is also the founder of USA Dropship, a warehousing and logistic distribution center serving customers in the U.S and abroad. He has experience in sales, marketing, distribution, and product sourcing. Timothy has also owned and operated factories in Africa and Mexico as they provided goods for American and Canadian markets.  ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27169.mp3 Jesse Lindsley - CEO of Thrust Interactive  [caption id="" align="alignright" width="187"] Jesse Lindsley[/caption] Jesse Lindsley is Founder of Thrust Interactive, a company that has created over 100 games and apps for clients like the NFL, Turner, Verizon, Mercedes, and Kellogg's. He also started a company called True or False Games to license mobile, multi-player turn-based trivia platforms. Jesse is President of the Atlanta Chapter of the International Game Developers Association), is on the Advisory Board Member of the Technology Association of Georgia Entertainment Society, and is part of the Atlanta Regional Commission Arts & Culture Committee. He is very active locally as part of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce’s Digital Coalition, Atlanta Game Developer Meetup, Atlanta Unity3D User Group, and the Atlanta Corona User Group. Jesse was selected as a 40 Under 40 winner by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.   Scott Jones - Founder of ElevenFifty Coding Academy and CEO of ChaCha [caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] Scott Jones[/caption] Eleven Fifty is designed to help educate app and web developers with not only programming skills (using Apple's new preferred language), but to help them become successsful entrepreneurs. Scott Jones started Boston Technology at the age of 25 and obtained patents for technologies that enable telephone companies worldwide to offer voice mail. He sold BT for $843 million and then founded an Internet-based music service company Gracenote that is used 24 billion times per year by applications such as iTunes. He sold the company to Sony in 2008 for $260 million. Currently, he is chairman, CEO and co-founder of ChaCha, the leading free, real-time answers service. ChaCha's “ask-a-smart-friend” platform is the world’s easiest-to-use and most comprehensive way to access answers and information and has answered more than a billion questions from more than 32 million unique users per month. In his spare time, he invented a robot lawn mover and dancing Christmas lights.      ...