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More by Paul Reali…

Most of my commentary can now be found at paulreali.com. Hope to see you there!

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Reinventing…how we read?

This might be the most fascinating innovation I’ve seen…maybe ever. If you’ve tried reading on your smartphone, or ever tried to read faster, or perhaps if (like almost all of us) you’ve never thought that there might be a better way to read, then you must see this. http://elitedaily.com/news/technology/this-insane-new-app-will-allow-you-to-read-novels-in-under-90-minutes/

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A vision of the future…in basketball

If creativity begins with having a vision of the future, then that provides sufficient leeway for me to use this space to make a “you heard it here first” proclamation about college basketball. Ready? The next head basketball coach at Duke University will be Shaka Smart. Ever since attracting attention a few years back as […]

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Emily Dickenson on…the power of an idea?

556 The Brain, within its Groove Runs evenly—and true— But let a Splinter swerve— ‘Twere easier for You— To put a Current back— When Floods have slit the Hills— And scooped a Turnpike for Themselves— And trodden out the Mills—  

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Dear Apple: Have you thought about appliances?

I hate my microwave oven. If you were to take a stab at guessing why I hate my microwave oven, you might come up with “missing features,” or “how it heats,” or “that worthless popcorn button.” But it’s none of those things. I hate my new microwave because of my old microwave, and how this […]

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New Lang Syne

Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should old acquaintance be forgot, and old lang syne? Auld land syne, in this old Scottish tune that we sing heartily each new year, means “old long ago,” or more generally, “the good old days.” It seems to be asking: should we forget about what’s […]

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LinkedIn: “Creative” is a buzzword that must be excised

I received this automated email last week from LinkedIn. If “creative” is a buzzword rather than an actual characteristic, then what, pray tell, should we who are creative call ourselves?

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Four Ways to Nurture a Creative Staff

Friend, colleague, and fellow creative Amy Frazier and I were the SMEs (subject matter experts) for this short piece, “Four Ways to Nurture a Creative Staff,” published by the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth.

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Not Innovation…Not Even Close

The Affordable Care Act might represent an innovative approach to health insurance, but the federal website that provides the entry point is surely not. Healthcare.gov has its nice touches. It has a clean design, sharp fonts, and clear language (mostly). On the other hand, there are unforgivable problems. First of all, the underlying database appears […]

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Cast Iron Creativity?

I try not to get political here, but this week’s government shutdown makes me wonder if there’s a creativity connection. Well: since one divergent thinking tool is to connect two things together and see what pops out, let’s try it. Comfort with ambiguity. There seems to be some consensus in the media that the far-right […]

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