Day 1 of our Expedition program is all about Current Means, or asset-based thinking.
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Day 1 of our Expedition program is all about Current Means, or asset-based thinking.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Studio/E is all about exploration into the unknown to uncover great possibility, and sometimes those discoveries are right under our noses. Or in this case, they’re just a bit off…
We close out the Studio/E Expedition experience learning about Enrollment, or inviting others to combine their ideas with yours.
On Day 3 of our Studio/E Expedition program, we learn about Boundaries — why they are valuable and how to create them.
On Day 2 at our Studio/E At the Hill experience we talk learn about Ideation, or the process of generating ideas.
Imagine a world where you can completely customize the way you experience your favorite novel, down to visuals, music and even voices. Award-winning film writer and director Eric D. Howell is building…
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…
Stress is all around us. Whether it comes from your demanding job, your complex family life, or trying to find the time to binge-watch your favorite Netflix shows, chances are…
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.
Research shows that progress is the most effective form of human motivation
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.
Studio/E Expedition uses a proven methodology and experiential learning, bringing together a community committed to exploring new ideas and discovering more possibility. Completing this step will help kick off your first day with intention and set you up to get the very most out of the program. If you have questions, please reach out to
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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….
Three ways to stress-proof your brain and become more resilient.
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?”
Nate Garvis sits down with Greg McKeown and they talk about how success can be dangerous.