Monthly archives for September, 2015

The Creativity of Pixar

The Creativity of Pixar

Earlier this year, I read the book Creativity Inc, by Ed Catmull, the President of Pixar and it was a fantastic book about how to nurture creativity in organizations. Pixar optimizes collaborative creativity and allows people to bring their whole selves to work and do outstanding creative work. Pixar further amplifies this creativity by mastering […]

Lessons from Dubai

Lessons from Dubai

This week, a new class came into Tradecraft and I was assigned to one of the new students as a mentor.  My mentee has lived in Dubai for 11 years and we shared stories about our experiences there.  For me, I visited Dubai on my travel sabbatical.  Being in Dubai, really blew me away on multiple […]

7 Elements of an Apple Product Releas...

7 Elements of an Apple Product Release

                    This week, I was fortunate enough to attend the Apple Event to release the new products.  I had been wanting to attend this event for a while and I was so excited to actually be there in person.  It did not disappoint.  Actually, I was […]

How to Create and Inspire a Creative ...

How to Create and Inspire a Creative Culture

Last week, we had Bob Baxley come into Tradecraft to talk.  He is the Head of Product Design at Pinterest and formerly had senior level leadership roles for Apple’s retail and e-commerce design teams.  He had a lot of unique insights to share about how to be creative, manage the creative process, and enable a […]

Tradecraft

Tradecraft

Recently, I started a program called Tradecraft.  It is a 3 month, in-residence program that trains people to work at start-ups.  The program consists of curriculum, start-up consulting projects, career development, and personal development and has tracks for engineering, product, growth, and sales/BD.  I am in the growth track and it has been an excellent […]