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    Collaboration, Partnership and Filling Vacuums

    July 10, 2017

    I admit an experience-based bias here. I come from music, filmmaking and immersive entertainment design—disciplines that are that are...

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    Bringing Your Gift

    June 11, 2017

    A year ago this weekend, a man, a very broken and damaged man, killed 49 of my neighbors and...

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    DOGMA & Values

    April 2, 2017

    DOGMA A point of view or tenet put forth as authoritative without adequate grounds. VALUE Important and lasting insights...

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    RFPs Hinder Innovation

    February 1, 2017

    RFP stands for Request for Proposal, but it may as well stand for Recipe for Plain. When big companies...

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    Branding an Election

    August 8, 2016

    There will be no politics discussed here! That said, the presidential campaigns are fascinating when viewed through the lens...

  • Working Toward Real Community- Why Local Voting Matters

    October 14, 2015

    In his collection of essays entitled “Love, Sex, Economy and Community”, essayist and small farmer Wendell Berry says: “The...

  • Save The World

    October 8, 2015

    There’s an attention getting header. At a recent meditation retreat, I had an insight- maybe. Let me use Facebook...

  • The Forbidden City

    September 23, 2015

    This is my fourth trip to China and oddly, I always seem to be here right around this time...

  • The Rhythm of Business in China

    September 21, 2015

    The rhythm of business here is based around a relatively reliable cycle. First, a trusted third party known to...

  • China Visit 5-1st 24 hours

    September 18, 2015

    I think after four previous trips I at least have the travel to Beijing down. You get on the...

  • IDEAS Announces “We’re Moving”

    September 3, 2015

    IDEAS has announced that after 6 ½ years, it will be moving from its current home in Downtown Orlando....

  • Bob Allen to Speak at Inaugural OrlandoiX Festival

    July 21, 2015

    IDEAS Chief Storytelling Officer Bob Allen has been selected as one of the keynote speakers for the inaugural OrlandoiX...

  • Community

    February 2, 2015

    One of the root causes of the difficulty we find ourselves in on Earth today is the fallacy of...

  • Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Mishap

    November 1, 2014

    IDEAS and our teammates wish our friends at Virgin Galactic the very best during this difficult time. Our thoughts are...

  • CareerSource Florida Awarded for National Leadership

    September 29, 2014

    CareerSource Florida, the state’s workforce policy and investment board, was honored last week with the 2014 State Excellence Award...

  • IDEAS in China

    August 26, 2014

    Getting to China is an all day affair. Actually, it’s a two day affair because somewhere out there in...

  • IDEAS Heads Back to China

    August 20, 2014

    China is in the news, in our consciousness and in the world’s eye, every day. But, I’m old enough...

  • The Importance of Living by Our Values

    July 30, 2014

    When we develop brands for our clients, we build them from a foundation of values. It’s a tricky and...

  • Collaboration Through the Eyes of High School Seniors

    July 28, 2014

    How does one “collaborate?” Multiple people working together to create one thing. Easier said than done. Though collaboration can...

  • Stepping Back on the Brand

    July 21, 2014

    I can’t say it enough times. Branding is serious business and it absolutely isn’t about how trendy your new...