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February 8, 2017

By Ed Long “It is not about who we want to be; it’s about who we are.” Bruce Carter, owner and curator of the Tallgrass Art Gallery in Pawhuska and also our tour guide, reminded us of this at the beginning and end of our day when a group of Creative Oklahoma board members and…

Article from NewsOK – Entrepreneurship in Government: Creating New Possibilities

February 5, 2017

By Chad Mullen and Ed Long Even in times of economic prosperity, state agencies in Oklahoma may not have the resources to develop and launch innovative tools for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery and program administration. For the full article click here: http://newsok.com/article/5536825   You may leave your comment below or email Ed…

2017 Oklahoma Creativity Ambassadors Announced

January 31, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Stéphanie Coderre Porras stephanie@creativeoklahoma.org 405.232.5570×7 Oklahoma City (Jan 17) — Governor Mary Fallin will designate seven prominent Oklahomans as Oklahoma Creativity Ambassadors on April 3rd at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City. The 2017 Ambassador honorees who will be present to receive their awards from Governor Fallin will be…

Creating Oklahoma’s Future

January 24, 2017

Another amazing blog post from our collaborator, Ed Long. “By coming together to launch innovative solutions in communities across the state, we can avoid larger challenges in the future and build a stronger state today for all Oklahomans.” Ain’t that right?! Happy reading! Ed Long ed.long@crosssectorinnovations.org Entrepreneurial leaders anticipate challenges and opportunities ahead of their…

More is Possible. Expect it.

January 11, 2017

I again want to thank Mr. Ed Long for his contribution and hard work in creativity.  This guy gets it!  His article is a must read, providing solutions when everyone else says it can’t be done. Ed Long www.crosssectorinnovations.org In this series on social innovation and creative problem-solving, it’s been said that more is possible…

Our Actions Speak Louder Than Words

December 20, 2016

I am thrilled to welcome back Mr. Ed Long from Cross Sector Innovations.   This is a must read.  Together, we can accomplish more. – Best Regards, Dave   How well are we working together to improve outcomes in Oklahoma? There is significant room for improvement. Greater investment in a collective impact approach would enhance…

Creative Problem Solving

December 14, 2016

As we begin to say goodbye to 2016 and begin to welcome 2017, we want to start your year with some tools to think about over the holidays.  Cynthia Rolfe is an amazing women and she shares some ideas below to race into 2017 and win big! Creative Problem Solving By Cynthia E Rolfe, Ph.D.…

Entrepreneurship in Government: Creating New Possibilities

December 6, 2016

What if we treated our government just like we do our new entrepreneurial venture?  As part of Ed’s series with Creative Oklahoma he and Chad Mullen make a strong case for looking at government differently.  I must say this is innovation at its best.  Please enjoy this article and feel free to reach out to…

Finding a Way to Yes – The Power of Creativity and Innovation

November 30, 2016

I had the opportunity to listen to an amazing individual last night.  Her name is Jill Castilla.  She discussed the challenges of growing up in a midwestern small town and the winding path that led to her current success.  Jill battled her way through her first two years of college before finally enlisting in the…

Is Your Organization Limited by “Good Enough”?

November 23, 2016

First and foremost, Happy Thanksgiving from the team at Creative Oklahoma.   Now here’s a question for you.  Have you had the same Thanksgiving routine for a number of years?   Just like families, well-established companies struggle with innovation every day.  It is so easy to get in a rut especially when things are running well.…

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