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Seven ways to normalize creating, identifying, and spreading joy.
Announcing Studio/E’s 2019 program calendar
Do you know the difference between a to-do list and a success list? Have you kept yourself busy but haven’t gotten ahead? Busy-ness without productivity is a symptom of a…
What if schools focused more on creativity and exploration and less on standards and quotas? More on collaboration and less on competition? Studio/E member Amanda Kopischke is inspiring others to…
You are the leader of your own life, and as such, learning how to lead is very important — both personally and professionally.
A Q&A with the singer, rapper, and writer Dessa.
Positioning and Packaging is a practice we use to get our Ideas into a tangible and communicable state so that we can gather feedback from others.
The final steps of the Studio/E Compass are arguably the most important when it comes to launching your Ideas.
Part 1 in a 3-part series on the Studio/E Compass.
A Q&A with award-winning film writer and director Eric D. Howell.
A map is to context as a compass is to direction. It allows you to identify where you are now and where you are going. We use the Studio/E Map…
Greg McKeown discusses the difference between “busy” and “successful” with Nate Garvis.
A look at our Hero Speaker Series with David and Jonah Stillman
David Stillman and Jonah Stillman chat with Nate Garvis of Studio/E about what employers need to know about GenZ.
David Stillman and Jonah Stillman sit down with Nate Garvis of Studio/E and talk about various pieces of advice of GenZ-ers.
We’re not all math people, but here’s an equation we know well: Good Idea + Great Story = Success In today’s competitive marketplace, it isn’t enough to just have a…
Did you know that one in six children in Minnesota face hunger daily? If you think that’s jarring, consider this: 13 million children nationwide are hungry. Eric and Susan Elwer…
What separates good leaders from the great?
In conjunction with our friends at Jacobs Marketing, we brought John O’Leary to Minneapolis for an evening with Studio/E. Here is an interview with him about scars and why we…
In conjunction with our friends at Jacobs Marketing, we brought John O’Leary to Minneapolis for an evening with Studio/E. Here is an interview with him about perhaps the greatest statement…
In conjunction with our friends at Jacobs Marketing, we brought John O’Leary to Minneapolis for an evening with Studio/E. Here is an interview with him about the four questions for…
Please join us again at the Minneapolis Institute of Art for a co-curated tour on Thursday, April 12th. Power and Beauty in China’s Last Dynasty | Concept and Design by Robert Wilson…
How Studio/E members launched Alice Riot and Midwest Pantry.
The first father-son Gen X/Gen Z speaking team helping companies get ahead of the next great generational gap.
To put things into perspective and get some wind behind our sails as we enter 2018, we are focusing this month’s items on leadership that matters and spreading positive impact.
The five elements of effective declarations.
Use the Studio/E Storyboard to make an MVP.
A framework to make a clear, concise, and actionable pitch.
The Studio/E team writes love notes to their mothers in celebration of Mother’s Day.
For the first time ever, a major exhibit of North American Native Women’s art is on view, and it’s happening in our backyard. The Minneapolis Institute of Art is once…
Four ways to gain clarity on whatever project or Idea you’re working on
Are you clear on the experiences and achievements you dream of accomplishing during your lifetime? If not, you will be after Studio/E’s Ideation Bucket List Workshop. During this Workshop, you…
What MVP is and why you need it.
A three-step process to follow so you know when to continue working on, pivot, or kill an Idea.
Questions to ask yourself in order to create clear boundaries.
Exploration is about doing something new in order to learn, and “something new” can take many forms. Cooking, for example, allows you to stretch yourself, make mistakes, and learn as…
A downloadable tool to prepare for your next pitch.
Three ways to diversify your network.
10 practices to incorporate into your everyday so you can go from being learned to being a learner.
Completing the Studio/E Compass will leave you with energy and clarity, plus the goals and action steps necessary to make progress and move your Idea forward.
We spoke with artist Phil Hansen about his love for creating, how he reframed his limiting beliefs, and how others can embrace their own limits.
Boundaries outline what you’re willing to invest and define what you won’t risk during the current turn of your Idea.
Exploration is key to survival. Here are five simple ways to be an explorer.
Six ways to package your Idea.
Illustrator and visual practitioner, Lisa Troutman, uses her talent to make important messages portable, palatable and penetrating. As the founder of Drawn Well, she produces hand-drawn custom illustrations and graphic recordings that sum…
The Studio/E #ideaSLAM is back! Join us for another round of inspiring conversations, insights and new connections. New to the #ideaSLAM concept? At this event we will: Hear idea pitches…
How artist Phil Hansen turned his limitation into a career-launching strength.
Mastermind groups are the cornerstone of a learning community. These are groups where members meet on a regular basis to discuss ideas and challenges they are facing, provide guidance to one another, and hold each…
Or why enrollment is effective.
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(My idea) helps (who) with (their jobs) by (reducing pains / creating and developing gains) to (provide / shape what value).
As makers of our own luck, joy is actually something we can design for. But how?
Four questions to ask to gain actionable feedback.
Incorporating joy into your business via social media, marketing, branding, and physical spaces and products is an effective way to enroll customers into your business or idea.
Your title doesn’t even begin to explain what makes you YOU.
Do you know what one of the biggest impediments is to creating the future you desire? It’s your ego. Author of bestselling books Ego is the Enemy, Obstacle is the Way, Conspiracy, and…
You know when you leave a gathering and you feel inspired, energized, and ready to tackle anything that comes your way? And you know when you leave thinking your time…
Jimmy Chin is coming to Studio/E. Yes, that Jimmy Chin: the adventurer, filmmaker, and recent Academy Award® nominee. Jimmy is known for capturing the best adventure athletes in the world as…
Phil Hansen was a burgeoning pointillist. He spent years creating beautiful art pieces out of thousands of tiny dots, each piece more intricate than the last. Until he developed a career-ending…
Reflection helps you check-in to see if you are aligned with your Desire and are taking the right action steps to pursue it.
Amanda Kopischke has a passion: to reimagine education to better prepare students as they launch into adulthood.
The events you experience plus the stories you tell yourself about them influence the outcomes.
Day 1 of our Expedition program is all about Current Means, or asset-based thinking.
When thinking about enrolling people to help us with our Ideas, we like to consider what we call the Magnetic Rule: Treat others as they want to be treated and inspired. With that…
Positioning your Idea is important if you want it to go somewhere. Here’s a checklist to get you thinking.
Relive the experience with Studio/E and Minneapolis Institute of Art at their Third Thursday event in January of 2019
Target CCO Todd Waterbury’s fearless exploration has landed him innovative partnerships with brands like The Grammys and Vogue.
A common obstacle we see people get caught up in while ideating is making assumptions on what their user’s need is.
What is it about a laughing baby, a kaleidoscopic sunset, or sparkling fireworks that make us feel so good? The joy they evoke. Designer and writer Ingrid Fetell Lee believes the physical…
Before nearly a quarter of the world population was on Facebook and 100 million photos were posted to Instagram daily, there was a social network called CaringBridge. CaringBridge is the…
“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.”
This quote by Helen Keller speaks to the concept of bringing others along with you on your exploration.
Taking inventory of what you already have helps create momentum and allows you take steps from an assets-based thinking position rather than being stopped by focusing on what you don’t have.
Q&A with polar explorer and author of the book Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole.
A list of eight organizations we donated to during the 2018 holiday season.
Are you up for an adventure? We are teaming up with the Minneapolis Institute of Art for Third Thursday: Exploration with Studio/E. Journey through the galleries to learn about exploration and…
Three takeaways from Egypt’s Sunken Cities at Mia.
CaringBridge CEO Liwanag Ojala bridges gaps of communication
A look back at our Hero Speaker Series with Tyler Fish.
On setting Boundaries.
Tuskegee Airman Dr. Harold Brown on passion.
Polar explorer Tyler Fish sits down with Nate Garvis of Studio/E and they talk about your current means, and moving with what you have.
Long-distance open-water swimmer Lynne Cox on taking small steps.
Polar explorer Tyler Fish on moving with what you have.
How to get to know your user.
We invite active members to join us for a breakfast centered around the practice of gratitude. Catered by our friends at The Lynhall, the intention of this breakfast is to express our…
This year was the biggest yet for Studio/E. We launched two new programs, welcomed more than 100 new members into the community, saw dozens of members’ ideas take shape, watched…
Studio/E co-founder Nate Garvis on the antidote to Angertainment.
Ernest Shackleton’s four qualities of a great explorer.
A wonderful thing happens when you replace the phrase “have to” with “get to.” A roundup of the things we get to do.