Exploration is key to survival. Here are five simple ways to be an explorer.
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Exploration is key to survival. Here are five simple ways to be an explorer.
Packaging is using a framework to successfully present your Idea, and it can apply to your Idea as it’s in process or in final form. Everything you interact with has been packaged in some fashion (e.g….
Author Greg McKeown chats with Nate Garvis of Studio/E about the method of Essentialism.
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
Seven ways to normalize creating, identifying, and spreading joy.
Seth Godin says in his new book, This Is Marketing, that marketing is about being an easy-to-find beacon for those who are looking for you. Positioning your Idea is your…
As makers of our own luck, joy is actually something we can design for. But how?
One critical step to making great progress is to ship your Ideas early in order to gather actionable feedback. When asking users for feedback, consider the following questions: What worked?…
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.
Do you have a fancy title? Are you working your butt off to earn one? That’s great, but titles matter a lot less than you should give them credit for….
Announcing Studio/E’s 2019 program calendar
When was the last time you took time to reflect? To really reflect? To sit or walk or run with no objective but to think? Reflection allows you to pause,…
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.
You are the leader of your own life, and as such, learning how to lead is very important — both personally and professionally.
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.
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.
A Q&A with the singer, rapper, and writer Dessa.
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.
Three takeaways from Egypt’s Sunken Cities at Mia.
CaringBridge CEO Liwanag Ojala bridges gaps of communication
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.
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.
The final steps of the Studio/E Compass are arguably the most important when it comes to launching your Ideas.
How to get to know your user.
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.
Differentiating yourself in a busy and chaotic environment happens when you produce truly valuable Ideas, which are fueled by your Desire and empathetically designed for the needs of your user.
Part 2 in a 3-part series on the Studio/E Compass.
Mindset is the most powerful tool you possess. It is the narrator of the stories you tell yourself and it helps shape the world around you.
Part 1 in a 3-part series on the Studio/E Compass.
This writer and director is poised to change the way we consume media.
Exploratory Leadership is a required practice for life and business because it provides awareness to help you effectively explore the unknown.
A communications strategist brings together diverse views.
Visual communicator and international bestselling author of seven books, Dan Roam, came to Minneapolis to teach the Studio/E community about the power of drawing for effective communication.
Current Means is asset-based thinking that enables you to focus and use what you have right now to get your ideas into action quickly.
Expert on resiliency and human performance Jenny C. Evans offers tips for raising your resiliency and combatting your stress.
A Q&A with award-winning film writer and director Eric D. Howell.
If you want to learn and grow, spend time with people who know different things than you know. A great way to do this is to join a diverse learning community.
Q&A with expert on resiliency and human performance, Jenny Evans.
Visual communicator Dan Roam talks about why the future of business is visual.
Visual communicator Dan Roam on the power of drawing for effective communication.
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…
Q&A with the new director-designate of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Kaywin Feldman
At the heart of the Studio/E Map resides a method we call Act-Learn-Build. Here’s how it works.
Our guest Dan Roam sits down with Nate Garvis, of Studio/E, to discuss how clarity and vision go hand-in-hand.
Part 3 in a 3-part series In Known vs. Unknown Zones: the Studio/E Map Part 2, we learned the characteristics of the Known Zone, the tools to use within it…
Hero Speaker Series Featuring Dan Roam
Dan Roam visits with Nate Garvis of Studio/E and they talk about how visualization is essential for whatever quest you may be on.
Part 2 in a 3-part series. In Known vs. Unknown Zones: the Studio/E Map Part 1, we established the importance and inevitability of spending time in both the Known and…
Why your Desire should be just one sentence.
Dan Roam has been expressing himself with visuals since he could hold a crayon. Today, an international bestselling author of seven books, Dan helps leaders solve complex problems through visual…
Part 1 in a 3-part series. How do you know when you cross the line between that which you know and that which you don’t know? More and more, as…
How an anesthesiologist gathered feedback and gained insight on his idea to disrupt surgical care.
Why we created this tool: Research shows that progress is the most effective form of human motivation. Small wins create momentum. Large launches are complex, and complexity is the enemy…
This anesthesiologist is bringing innovation to the U.S. healthcare market.
A recap of the Studio/E #ideaSLAM version 3.0
Recap video of August 16, 2018 #ideaSLAM
Andy Zimney is an exploratory leader. He confronts ambiguity with an open mind and a willingness to explore in order to find out what he needs to move forward. His…
Your Mindset is the lens through which you see the world. It is so powerful that it determines your perceptions and attitudes about what is in front of you. If…
A Q&A with co-creators of Scout Workshop.
Maple Grove apparel company, Hands & Feet, is working to end childhood hunger.
We help people and organizations move ideas forward. We share what we’ve learned from experience and from the copious amounts of information we consume. But the truth is, we’re learning, too….
Your job is never going to ask less of you, and neither will your loved ones. The truth is, your stress is on an upward trajectory, and while there are…
CEO of TransForm Corp, Sarah McNally, takes her company in a new direction.
Why pursuing play is essential for leaders As children, our lives are designed around play. We are constantly on the lookout for fun, adventure and even mischief. These playful moments…
Enrollment now open for Studio/E At The Hill program
How much time do you spend with people who are different from you? It’s easy to get stuck in your silo at work, learning and growing amongst individuals in the same industry with the same skillsets as you.
Greg McKeown sits down with Tom Wiese and chats about the mindset of an essentialist
Greg McKeown sits down with Tom Wiese and chats about the Beliefs of an Essentialist
Greg McKeown chats with Tom Wiese of Studio/E about the power of presence.
Greg Mckeown stops by Studio/E and chats with Nate Garvis about contribution and how you can reach your highest level.
The Difficulty of Saying No featuring Greg McKeown and Nate Garvis
Greg McKeown discusses the difference between “busy” and “successful” with Nate Garvis.
Greg McKeown chats with Nate Garvis about the question, “How Does Desire Fit Into Essentialism?”
Nat Garvis sits down with Greg McKeown and they talk about how success can be dangerous.
Studio/E welcomes Greg McKeown!
Greg McKeown sits down with Nate Garvis as they talk about removing obstacles and focusing on the essential.
A Q&A with TransForm Corp CEO Sarah McNally.
Gen Z is about to enter the workplace, meaning we are about to enter a world of ambiguity. Changes like this can be difficult to navigate, but a little clarity…
The Studio/E Genesis Story Co-Founders Nate Garvis and Tom Wiese have been friends since 7th grade. While vacationing in Colorado with their wives in the summer of 2010, they decided to take…
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.