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- Podcast Interview on Creativity, Music Thinking and Generation Co
- If you can’t adapt, adopt! – Epiphany Day 2021
- What is Music Thinking Presentation
- Dutch Design Week 2020
- Improvisation in Business
- CX Report 2020
- WISHING YOU EXTRAORDINARY EPIPHANIES IN 2020
- A collection of different meanings of Epiphany – what does Epiphany mean?
- Poetry Exchange
- Design in Tech Report 2019 by John Maeda
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Happy Epiphany day 2021.
This years story is about the little things in life, read it here:
Music Thinking is a creative invitation to think from diverse perspectives at the same time and to get inspired to work in meaningful collaborations above silos. It supports you to integrate Agile methodologies, Design Thinking and Service Design with Branding and Organisational Change. See the short presentation and find out about the four phases, the six cues, the dynamic diamond and the dynamics.
How to explain it to a colleague?
Music thinking is a systemic approach to change based on patterns and principles in music.
What problem can it solve?
You can use it for innovation and business impact in complex and changing environments.
What are the benefits?
Imagine the possibilities to unlocking the co-creative potential of agile teams and organisations.
Presentation about Music Thinking
More about Music Thinking
see more about Music Thinking, the Music Thinking Framework on musicthinking.com
Medinge Think Tank for the first time on Dutch Design Week.
Medinge Group – a global Think Tank on BrandingMedinge is a not-for-profit Think Tank on branding. A collective of brand academics, guardians and visionaries from around the world whose purpose is to influence business to become more humane and conscious in order to help humanity progress and prosper.
We stand for Brands with a Conscience. A brand with a conscience build sustainable thinking into the core of what it does and always tries to act responsible. To the benefit of all stakeholders, including the Planet.
Watch the virtual 3D room during dutch design week
more about Medinge Think Tank: www.medinge.org
On the Music Thinking website there is a new post about Improvisation in Business:
Many people say that our times are volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous – some people call it the VUCA times. When making plans they try to execute them until reality comes into play. As a result, they try to quick fix everything as long as possible. Some people call this improvisation. But improvisation is much more than just a repair mode. Improvisation can also be the start of the creative or change process to design for the VUCA times.
The blog post describes different improvisation practices, the improvisation in business course of the University In Krems and how Improvisation is connected with the Music Thinking Framework and how to use it in business.
read further on http://improvisation.business
On his quest to combine Customer Experience and Computational Experience John Maeda has published a new report and shares his thinking (formerly called Desing in Tech report).
He also crowd sourced a survey to give his report an update on the corona and included all the first movers on a slide in his presentation.
Watch the full video here:
There is also a PDF on the cx report website
Like every year, 6 January is the day to wish you all the best for 2020, with many extraordinary epiphanies.
This years story is about listening.
The difference between hearing and listening, the search for the signal in the noise. But also about art, electric guitars and deep listening.
Read the whole story on musicthinking.com
May you have a wonderful and wonderous time!
“Western churches generally celebrate the Visit of the Magi as the revelation of the Incarnation of the infant Christ, and commemorate the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6″. (wikipedia)
But there are more meanings of epiphany, here a selection” :
- EPIPHANY is the sudden realisation or comprehension of the (larger) essence or meaning of something.
- PHILOSOPHICAL meaning: having found the last piece of the puzzle and suddenly seeing the whole picture.
- ARCHIMEDES Eureka! I found it!
- EINSTEIN was struck as a young child by being given a compass, and realising that some unseen force in space was making it move.
- DARWIN An example of a flash of holistic understanding in a prepared mind was Charles Darwin’s “hunch” (about natural selection) during The Voyage of the Beagle.
- JAMES JOYCE Referring to those times in his life when something became manifest, a deep realisation, he would then attempt to write this epiphanic realisation in a fragment. Joyce also used epiphany as a literary device within each short story of his collection Dubliners (1914) as his protagonists came to sudden recognitions that changed their view of themselves or their social condition and often sparking a reversal or change of heart.
- In RELIGION it is used when a person realises their faith or when they are convinced that an event or happening was really caused by a deity or being of their faith.
- WESTERN CHRISTIAN Religion: The adoration of the magi, represented as kings, having found Jesus by following a star 12 days after christmas.
- HINDUISM epiphany might refer to the realisation of Arjuna that Krishna (a God serving as his charioteer in the “Bhagavad Gita”) is indeed representing the universe.
- In ZEN kensho describes the moment, referring to the feeling attendant on realising the answer to a koan.
- BUDDHISM Buddha finally realising the nature of the universe, and thus attaining nirvana.
- WILLIAM BURROUGHS is talking about a drug-influenced state, a frozen moment when everyone sees what is at the end of the fork (naked lunch).
- EPIPHANIES is the thirteenth episode of the second season of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica television series.
- EPIPHANY is a web browser for the GNOME graphical computing desktop.
- HIERONYMUS BOSCH painted the adoration of the magi around 1495.
- HOMER SIMPSON has an epiphany, after visiting a strange Inuit shaman, and realises he has to save the town from Russ Cargill’s plans to destroy Springfield.
- The last page of THE WIRE magazine with surprising sonic stories about music is called EPIPHANIES.
- Interesting: if you search for Epiphanies or Epiphany on TWITTER many people talk about that they (just) had an epiphany, but don’t exactly say what it was.
Since 2011 CREATIVE COMPANION is sending out epiphany greetings on the 6th of January.