Design Thinking

Design Thinking “Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things a different way.” Edward deBono In order to be successful as instructional designers, we engage in a unique creative process through which we form a bond with the learners we serve. Through design we create and deliver value  in the … Continue reading

The Formula for Failure and Success

by Jim Rohn Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you. Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. We do not fail overnight. Failure is … Continue reading

Watch what you SEE

(CNN-) Disaster. Crisis. Failure. Scandal. Tragic. Devastation. Danger. Emergency. Threat. Crash… just a few words spoken by Wolf Blitzer in “The Situation Room” within only a five-minute span. If you listen to The Wolf, the world is coming to an end… every five minutes. And we wonder why people feel hopeless (giving up the belief … Continue reading

How To Be More Interesting (In 10 Simple Steps)

How to be interesting (in 10 stupid-simple steps): 1.Go exploring. Explore ideas, places, and opinions. The inside of the echo chamber is where all the boring people hang out. 2. Share what you discover. And be generous when you do. Not everybody went exploring with you. Let them live vicariously through your adventures. 3. Do … Continue reading

How to make it in this business.

And by this business, I mean any business. Everybody wants to know the secret to being wildly successful (in monetary terms, at least), and sorry, but it’s not a secret. It’s far more depressing. It’s a handful of (sometimes impossibly) difficult and time-consuming steps. Step One: Be born to fabulously wealthy and highly-connected parents. If you’ve got this step … Continue reading