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The Creative Life Podcast : Creativity, Innovation and Inspiring Ideas | James Taylor

In 'The Creative Life' podcast, James Taylor reveals all of his creativity and innovation strategies and techniques so you can unlock your creativity and live 'The Creative Life'. As a leading creativity coach James teaches and interviews creative leaders on subjects including; how creativity works, the creative process, what is creativity, how to generate ideas, creativity exercises, creativity research, creative block, creative personality types, theories of creativity, creative thinking, educational creativity, divergent thinking, organizational creativity, creative cultures, and innovation. His work builds on other leading creativity experts including Julia Cameron, Sir Ken Robinson, Michael J Gelb, Eric Maisel, Scott Barry Kaufman, Twyla Tharp, Richard Florida, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Steven Pressfield, Tina Seelig, Josh Linkner and many others. James Taylor shows us how we can all learn to be more creative.
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Now displaying: August, 2018
Aug 31, 2018

Mitch Resnick, Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab, develops new technologies and activities to engage children in creative learning experiences. He was centrally involved in the development of the Scratch programming language, the LEGO Mindstorms robotics kits, and the Computer Clubhouse network of after-school learning centers. He has been awarded with the McGraw Prize in Education and the AACE EdMedia Pioneer Award. He is also the author of Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers and Play.

In this episode, we cover:

1:37 – Scratch programming
5:29 – World Economic Forum study on Creativity
7:14 – Jack Ma
8:29 – Creativity in Singapore
10:02 – Creativity in Business
15:29 – Playfulness
16:05 – Centaur Creativity
21:58 – 4th Grade Slump
22:18 – Peer Creativity
24:26 – Remixing
26:34 – Austin Kleon
28:49 – Creating with Lego
30:37 – The Joy of Building

Resources mentioned in this episode:

https://www.amazon.com/Lifelong-Kindergarten-Cultivating-Creativity-Projects/dp/0262037297
Tools: Google Docs, Github
Book: Mindstorms by Seymour Papert
Album: Sargent Pepper by The Beatles 

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Aug 24, 2018

Pete Williams is an entrepreneur, business advisor and marketer who Forbes recently called, “one entrepreneur today that every marketer should be modelling,” while Inc. describes him as, “a savvy marketing strategist.” A Southern Region Finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program, a Small Business ICON (Best-in-Class) Recipient, and an Australian Business Award Winner for Marketing Excellence, he is the co-founder of numerous businesses across varying industries — from telecommunications services to e-commerce. Having been referred to as “Australia’s Richard Branson” in media publications, Pete first made a name for himself when, at the age of twenty-one, he sold Australia’s version of Yankee Stadium, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, for under $500. Pete is also a Professor of Practice at Deakin University, Australia and his new book Cadence: A Tale Of Fast Business Growth is out now.

In this episode, we cover:

3:01 – The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
4:22 – Built to Sell by John Warrillow
5:35 – Aggregation of marginal gains
7:54 – The difference between strategy and tactics
11:07 – The seven levers (suspects, prospects, conversions, average item price, item per sale, transactions per customer, margins)
12:50 – Suspects vs Prospects
13:28 – Increasing conversions
21:09 – Lessons from the Telco Industry
26:05 – Advisory board calls (different avatars, Robert Greene)
29:09 – Cycling is the new golf
31:56 – Photobombing Brendon Burchard and Tim Ferriss

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Tools: Dropbox, Slack, 1Password
Book: My Life in Advertising by Claude Hopkins
Never Lose A Customer Again by Joey Coleman
Album: College Dropout by Kanye West
CTA: CadenceBook.com 

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Aug 20, 2018

Jeffy Acuff is the Founder and CEO of Delta Point, a consulting firm that has worked with 15 of the top 100 companies in the world on selling and marketing excellence to drive revenue. Regarded as one of the top 15 Sales experts in the world he is the author of 4 business books including The Relationship Edge in Business and Stop Acting Like A Seller, Start Thinking Like A Buyer.

In this episode, we cover:

3:43 – Being an introverted sales guy
4:14 – Winning strategies in selling
5:51 – Selling is teaching
11:47 – How to get hired
19:34 – How to be good at selling (knowledge, messaging, relationships)
29:27 – The three reasons people don’t buy

Resources mentioned in this episode:

www.jerryacuff.com
Tools: ReallyLinked, Waze, LinkedIn
Book: Questions That Sell by Paul Cherry
The Greatest Salesman In The World by Og Mandino
Album: It’s Not Unusual by Tom Jones 

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Aug 10, 2018

Jonathan Fesmire is an author who started out writing fantasy but today is best known for his steampunk novels like “Bodacious Creed: a Steampunk Zombie Western. Based in Southern California, Jonathan has been a fan of steampunk stories and art for years and has interviewed many members of the community for his The Wild Steampunk Blog.

In this episode, we cover:

2:43 – What is Steampunk?
4:33 – Creating imaginary worlds
12:42 – How to fund your book using Kickstarter
13:22 – Validating your market
13:42 – Kickstarter rewards
15:05 – Your ideal reader
19:48 – The slush pile
23:14 – Self-publishing vs independent publishing

Resources mentioned in this episode:

https://www.jonathanfesmire.com/
Tools: Scrivener, Slimwiki, Mailchimp, KingSumo
Book: How To Write A Damn Good Novel by James Frey
Album: The Vice Quadrant by Steam Powered Giraffe 

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Aug 4, 2018

Called a “Millennial Motivator” by Fortune and “The Brené Brown of Wonder” by Mind Body Green, Amber Rae is an author, artist, and speaker whose work invites you to live your truth, befriend your emotions, and express your gifts. Her writing blends raw, personal storytelling with actionable aha! moments and has reached more than 5 million people in 195 countries. Her public art has spread to more than 20 countries, and she’s spoken to and collaborated with brands like Kate Spade, Apple, Amazon, and Unilever. This year, she released her first book, Choose Wonder Over Worry.

In this episode, we cover:

1:59 - Writing and publishing your first book in 12 months
7:06 - Shadow artists
8:25 - The influence of Seth Godin
10:07 - 20ft From Stardom
11:44 - Getting over the fear of failure
14:39 - Steven Pressfield
15:51 - Artist, Editor, Agent
19:31 - What Amber learned from Elizabeth Gilbert
21:42 - Building your platform

Resources mentioned in this episode:

https://www.amberrae.com/
https://www.choosewonder.com/
https://www.instagram.com/heyamberrae/
Tools: Pen & Paper, Apple Notes, Pro Create
Book: The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
Album: Morocco Special by Alex Cruz 

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