Every year, the Combustion team had a week long offsite retreat. We do this mostly because we really dig each others company. (There was a meatball making competition, real-life testing of a beta board game, and other stuff we can’t mention) But it also gives… Read More »Can You Put People Before Money and Still Succeed?
New website launch today. And everyone at Combustion is pretty pumped. After existing (in several incarnations) for about 8 years, we’ve finally figured out EXACTLY who we are – and this is our chance to sing about it. When I launched my first training company,… Read More »Flying Our Virtual Freak Flags High
Nothing is worse than coming face to face with the triggered Reptilian Brain – one part of our anatomy dedicated solely to protecting us from anything that might challenge the status quo. The scenario; you’ve been asked by some stakeholders to come up with a… Read More »3 Tricks To Protect Your Ideas from Reptile Brains
It’s not new news that one of the theories of creative collaboration is based on the improv technique of “yes and…”. For anyone unfamiliar with this – the basic idea is, rather than shutting down someone’s idea or imposing your own, you’re supposed to bring… Read More »There’s More to ‘Yes And’ Than Meets the ‘I’
Google “is brainstorming dead” and you’ll get about 1.9 million hits. I’m not sure which fact is more interesting; the number of results or the clear interest in trying to find the answer? And everyone and their cousin has weighed in on the discussion, from… Read More »Brainstorming: Dead or Misunderstood?