Innovation puts a finer point on creativity as not merely bringing something into existence, but bringing something new into existence. Innovation is a pillar of the Creative Power philosophy because it provides an approach to the ever-present problems that arise throughout our lives. We need a pillar that reminds us to view problems as opportunities, and Innovation does just that.

Innovators see the world differently. We know there is always a way to overcome adversity, even if the macro-level problem isn't solved in our lifetime. Some problems can be solved in 5 seconds. Some will take 500 years. Regardless of the severity, when a problem with no prior solution exists, Innovation is required.



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Take The Lead Podcast Appearance with Dr. Diane Hamilton: Living A Creative, Purposeful Life With Marcus Whitney

I had the pleasure of being on “Take The Lead” with Dr. Diane Hamilton and enjoyed telling my story, including why I chose to teach myself software development when I moved to Nashville in 2000 instead of learning some other skill or trade. With the purpose of my appearance being to talk about how to…

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#CreativePower Hour #29: Maneet Chauhan

An absolute treat for you all this week. Maneet Chauhan is a dynamo, and Nashville hit the Jackpot when she and her husband Vivek decided to build their culinary empire here. You may have seen her on the Food Network as a regular judge on Chopped, but hearing her story will inspire you to believe…

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#CreativePower Hour #28: Newton Dominey

This week’s podcast features my good friend Newton Dominey. Newton is the founder of Nashville’s original climbing gym, The Crag, now with two locations and an incredible community that it supports. But that’s not how Newton and I met. We met in the very early days of Nashville Soccer Club (then, Nashville Football Club). Newton is…

The Grind 79 What To Create To Create

The Grind 79 What To Create To Create

That argument has been won already Like clockwork, my new life is starting not to seem so new. More and more, people are approaching me about my podcast and The Grind. These are becoming the things that people associate me with. Coincidentally, it’s becoming more comfortable to create podcast episodes and issues of The Grind.…

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#CreativePower Hour #26: Amanda Little

Amanda Little has been fascinated with how technology would impact society for more than thirty years and has always been ahead of the mainstream story. Her latest book, The Fate of Food, found its roots in her search for how we were going to sustain the brave new world that we started building with the…

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#CreativePower Hour #23: Wu Fei

Being good at something is cool. Greatness seldom occurs. But mastery… most have not experienced it. My friend Wu Fei is a true virtuoso of the Guzheng, an ancient Chinese instrument with 21 strings. Her story of how her mastery was developed, what it was like being raised under the One Child Policy in China,…

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#CreativePower Hour #21 – Marcia Masulla

Marcia Masulla is a magical woman. I could stop there but I won’t. She has brought amazing brands to Nashville like Yelp as an early employee and Nashville Fashion Week as a co-founder. She’s a champion for animal rights. She’s hilarious. She’s a survivor. She’s an inspiration & she’s someone you can learn all about…

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State of TN Human Resources Keynote

We often talk about companies getting disrupted, but what about the government being disrupted? In this keynote at the State of Tennessee’s HR Conference, I talk about how innovation will impact the government’s ability to hire the best talent.‬ Listen to “State of TN Human Resources Keynote” on Spreaker.


The Grind 71 Patience and Transformation

It digests itself. Transformation is the messy work that the dissatisfied soul yearns for. Perhaps intentional transformation is not for everyone. We transform throughout our lives regardless of whether or not we do it consciously or with intention. For some of us, that’s more than enough change. Others look at the world, then look in…

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Nashville Voice Conference 2019

Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant? Voice technologies are slowly figuring out how to make themselves indispensable in our lives. While they aren’t there yet, they likely WILL get there, and when they do the way we work and live will likely change dramatically. In this keynote at the Nashville Voice Conference hosted by Data Driven Design.…

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The Grind 69 The Great Imbalance

It’s not about good or bad. It’s about balance. Sometimes we don’t have to figure it all out. Sometimes we just have to be genuine in our desire to grow and open to receive the wisdom that will change everything for us. This week was such a time for me. I’ve been observing some dissonance…

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#CreativePower Hour #16 – Dr. Turner Nashe

In today’s show, Marcus sits down with Dr. Turner Nashe, who is the Executive Vice President of Global Tel* Link, and a die hard entrepreneur. Turner shares his incredible story about coming from nothing, faking it until you make it, losing it all, and then getting it all back. Listen to “#CreativePower Hour Ep. 16…