Tag Archives: creativity

The Ingenious Stunt That Landed This Ad Veteran Her First Agency Gig | Adweek

Today’s graduates are hungry for agency jobs, and they’re coming up with some pretty insane ways to get noticed. It makes perfect sense in the creative business, but it turns out this trend of outlandish stunts isn’t new. Tuesday Poliak, currently evp, chief creative officer of Wunderman D.C., was winning the creative job stunt game before going viral on the internet was even a thing.

Poliak developed a brilliant idea to get her portfolio into the hands of every major creative director—from Lee Clow to Jeff Goodby—without spending a ton of money on multiple big-budget portfolios. She landed a call back from every single creative director, and the stunt eventually led to her first art director gig at TBWA/Chiat/Day Venice.

So why go to such great lengths to get her portfolio in front of every creative director that she wanted to work for?

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PODCAST: Laura Wass on Entrepreneurship, Creativity and How to Dress Beyoncé | Page19

In this newest episode of the Blinkist Podcast, our guest producer, Emily, talks with an old friend who’s brought her small business from twinkle of an idea to globally recognized, Beyoncé-worn recognition.

Emily and Laura Wass of WXYZ jewelry talk entrepreneurship, what it takes to bring a business from fledgling to flight, and the importance of ritual. I’m also in there making awkward jokes, as usual, and the Book Doctor makes another house call—this time, hitting closer to actual home.

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100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser | Inc.com

Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It’s a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.

If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are 100 podcasts that can help you bring your best to all you do.

Pick out a few to start with, then get ready to listen and learn while you’re in the car, on the treadmill, or during your morning commute.

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What is the Marshmallow Challenge and Can Your Team Beat It? | Small Biz Trends

How can twenty sticks of spaghetti, a yard of tape, a yard of string, and one marshmallow help build a stronger team?

The Marshmallow Challenge has become a popular exercise in which small groups are asked to build the “tallest free-standing structure” out of the materials provided. The teams have eighteen minutes to complete this task including the entire marshmallow on top. It’s a fun and instructive exercise that allows teams to experience simple lessons in collaboration, innovation and creativity.

The Marshmallow Challenge has been conducted with business school graduates, CEOs, architects, engineers, and even kindergarteners. There have been surprising findings for which groups perform most successfully.

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Want to Spark Creativity? Ditch Your Chair | Businessnewsdaily.com

Taking away your employees’ chairs could be the key to boosting their creativity.

When employees stand during meetings, it boosts the excitement around creative group processes and reduces people’s tendency to defend their turf, according to a new study from Washington University in St. Louis.

Andrew Knight, one of the study’s co-authors and an assistant professor at the Olin Business School at Washington University, said removing chairs could be a low-cost way to redesign an office space while also tackling the health effects of sitting in one place for too long.

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