Posts related to Improv
26 April 2017 - All About Improv, Applied Improv, Creativity, Play, Innovation… Part 4
This is Part 4 in my blog series “All About Improv, Applied Improv, Creativity, Play, Innovation…”, in which I’ve selected and compiled all sorts of goodies for you (articles, podcasts, videos, books…).
23 March 2017 - How to Calculate Your Fee for an Applied Improvisation Workshop
I know how challenging it can be to figure out how to calculate your fee for designing and presenting an Applied Improvisation workshop (or providing any kind of service) for a client. Here are some factors you should consider (and a few NOT to consider).
26 April 2016 - All About Improv, Applied Improv, Creativity, Play, Innovation… Part 3
This is the third installment in my “All About Improv, Applied Improv, Creativity, Play, Innovation” series of blog posts. This one includes a link to a no-cost, 23-page list of resources (articles, videos, books, and lists of books and book reviews) that I’ve compiled over the past year.
29 December 2015 - Creativity and Improvisation
“Creativity, Inc.” by Ed Catmull of Pixar Animation is a must-read book for anyone who manages people and companies in creative industries (or anyone who wants to nurture creativity in their organisation, regardless of the industry). It seems to me that much of what Catmull writes about creativity and the Pixar culture is actually about approaching things with an improvisational mindset.
26 April 2015 - All About Improv, Applied Improv, Creativity, Play, Innovation… Part 2
In my travels, I’ve come across lots of excellent resources (articles, videos, books) about improv, applied improvisation, creativity, play and innovation. So I’ve cherry-picked what I think are the most relevant, useful and interesting ones, and compiled a 20-page list for you.
31 December 2014 - Books That Delighted Me in 2014 (And A Few That Didn’t)
Here are some of the books I’ve read, enjoyed and been inspired by in 2014 (they weren’t necessarily published in 2014). In each category, I’ve listed the books in order of my subjective preference. I’ve also listed some books that I wanted to enjoy but found disappointing.
26 April 2013 - All About Improv, Applied Improv, Creativity, Play, Innovation…
Improvisation (also called improv) is a very effective tool for helping people to develop their creativity and thrive in an unpredictable world. I’ve compiled a huge list of resources about improv and applied improv, and more generally about the related topics of creativity, play and innovation, and I’ve decided to share it with the world. For free. Enjoy!
12 January 2013 - 34 Reasons To Learn Improv
People often ask me why I think it’s a good idea for anyone to learn and practise improvisation, even if they have no intention of ever performing in public. Here are 34 reasons.
05 January 2013 - How To Succeed In Business: Improvise!
In business, you shouldn’t wait until your product or service is perfect before you launch it – you just have get something out there, listen to the feedback, and adjust as you go. That’s a lot like what improvisation performers do.
08 August 2012 - Thriving in Uncertainty – The Promise of Improv
Life and business are unpredictable – no matter how much we plan, we never know what’s going to happen next, do we? Kind of like improv. On July 12-13, I participated in a fabulous two-day conference in Melbourne, Australia, titled “Thriving in Uncertainty”. It was about the concept of “applied improvisation”.