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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The Grind 46: In Love With An Idea

When I first started thinking about how to inspire people about entrepreneurship via social enterprise, I was lucky enough to be at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, where the Social Enterprise Alliance was headquartered. It was 2015, and that January, the Social Enterprise Alliance had named its new CEO, Jim Schorr. Jim had previously been a…

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MW with the Woman's Leadership Honors Class at Fisk University

In this episode, we go to a live discussion that I had with the Woman’s Leadership Honors Class at Fisk University, taught by Megan Barry. Megan drills me on some tough leadership questions. These are some really smart kids asking good questions, and I get a chance to tell them why the Internet is the…

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The Grind 32: Innovation Takes Many Forms

Happy Sunday my friend, How do you feel about the word ‘innovation’? I don’t often talk about it in The Grind because it feels like it may lead me into the land of buzzwords and I’ve been trying really hard to stay away from those when I write to you. But I don’t think I…

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Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—Marcus Whitney, Unlikely Entrepreneur

By bucking the system, technologist, entrepreneur and rising investor Marcus Whitney blossomed into the man he always wanted to be.

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The Grind 6: Entrepreneurship Can Be Taught

I watched The Big Short (finally) on Friday evening with my wife, Rachel. I had read the book and just hadn’t been able to find the time in 2015 to see many movies in the theatres besides Star Wars, which my boys forced me to see on opening night with all the initiated, most of…