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The Obstacle is the Way

People that live courageously travel into the unknown and find new meaning, discover ways to help others and create approaches on how to manage life’s dilemmas.

Shaping Future Leaders

Jared Hanks is among the younger Studio/E members, but his contributions compare well to those with far more years under their belt. At Juxtaposition Arts, an organization that connects young talent from the north side of Minneapolis to the creative economy, Jared runs outreach and engagement.

Event Recap: #ideaSLAM

Thank you to everyone who showed up to the #ideaSLAM. It was gratifying for us to watch as members of the Studio/E community intermingled with non-members (who, by the way,…

#ideaSLAM Exhibitioners Round Two

In anticipation of our upcoming #ideaSLAM — an event during which five members will get up in front of a crowd and share their experience of successfully launching an idea…

Goals Before Successes

Success comes in all shapes and sizes, but when it comes to measuring it, one thing is certain: you have to define your goals before you can reach them. Brad Johnston is a proponent of setting goals and creating a comprehensive strategy to achieve them, which is what he does with his clients as founder of The Johnston Group.

#ideaSLAM Expeditioners

We are throwing our first-ever #ideaSLAM on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. At this event, five Studio/E members are getting in front of a crowd to explain their experiences of bringing their ideas to life. These ideas include products, businesses and communities, and each story shows just how diverse idea expeditions can be.

Here is a sneak peak of a few of the ideas that will be featured at the #ideaSLAM:

On Presence

Each month we choose a subject to base our content, events and learning on, and this month we are focusing on presence. Presence is as important as your mindset and…

Announcing the Studio/E #ideaSLAM

We are very excited to announce our first-ever public event, the Studio/E #ideaSLAM! Throughout the seven years Studio/E has been around, our tribe of members have come up with some…

You Have Your Own Answers

Success is hard to come by when you aren’t clear on your strengths and values. All too often folks are stuck, whether disengaged or underutilized, within organizations. The answers needed to find success are within us all, but sometimes it takes the right person to pull them out. Throughout her time in HR at Cargill and now Fluke Corporation, Studio/E member Tiana Martin has done just that — help employees extract their own answers from within. When you start with what you have (what we call current means), you begin to think in a growth mindset.

Pronouns Matter

It has been quite awhile since most of us were in elementary school and learned essential grammar, but we think today is as good a day as ever for a…

Make Way for Gen Z

We welcomed Gen Z experts David Stillman and his son – a Gen Z-er himself –Jonah to Studio/E Masters. This multi-generational speaking team (aptly named Gen Z Guru) delivers engaging talks about the generation on the heels of Millennials.

Big Heart in a Hard Hat

Bob Gardner loves people. As owner of Gardner Builders, a Minneapolis-based construction company that truly cares about making clients’ experiences enjoyable, he is often found interacting with trade partners, clients, influencers in the business and his team. He says if his team doesn’t feel inspired, he’s not doing his job. So it is no surprise that the reason he gets out of bed every morning is to meet people, engage with them, learn, and have fun along the way.

Partner Spotlight: Jump Associates

The Studio/E at the Hill experience is broken down into four days, each day focusing on a different competency. On day one we learn about Current Means, or utilizing what…

Everyone Needs a Monster

Last week we took a tour through one of the most unusual but equally fascinating exhibits we have ever seen — Guillermo del Toro: At Home with the Monsters. The Minneapolis…

Studio/E Required Reading

We think books are the second greatest way to gain awareness about something (the first best is to experience it for yourself). While we don’t have required reading for Studio/E staff…

What is Your Why?

Why am I here? What do I have to contribute that will make a difference? These are just a couple of questions that bestselling author, award-winning producer and Hall of…

The Unofficial Part VII of Big Magic

We recently wrote a blog post about four things we learned from Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book, Big Magic. The truth is that we learned a lot more than we shared with readers, but we boiled it down to four takeaways.

Top 10 Business Books We Read in 2016

If you’ve ever sat in a room with the Studio/E team for a little while, you’ve probably picked up on our love for books. One of the best things about books is that they provide great awareness, whether you want to learn about creativity or leadership or stealing like an artist. And with awareness comes the ability to make wise decisions. It is with that mentality that we devour books of all sorts.

Welcome to the Studio/E Blog

We have launched a blog because every day we hear of new inspiring ideas our members are working on. Because we read so many good books that we want to recommend but don’t have the vehicle to do so. Because we want to share what we’ve learned over the years working with hundreds of folks who are stuck, but who have so much passion and so many great ideas that they need to move forward.

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