Archive for the ‘Travelogue’ Category

Design Thinking: Bringing creativity to a new level in Potsdam, Germany

  After meeting faculty member Caroline Szymanski at the Lift Conference in Geneva, and participating in the “Think with your hands” workshop that she co-led there, I just had to pay a visit to The School of Design Thinking this past week, while I was in Berlin.  The School of Design Thinking (nicknamed “The D-School”) […]

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Changing my flight—and spreading my wings!

 If someone had told me a year ago that I was going to co-lead a transformational program for several hundred patent lawyers at an American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) meeting—together with my former mentor Ron Bynum, I would not have believed them!  But that’s exactly what I did in Tampa, Florida, on February 1st, […]

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Thinking with my hands at Lift13 in Geneva

  Attending the Lift Conference in Geneva for the first time, I didn’t know what to expect.  But I did have one hope that would make my trip from New York City worthwhile: the possibility of gaining a new “access” to creativity. I have come to believe that much of what we consider “creative” is […]

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Lift is just the ticket!

  Looking for new opportunities to connect with people around business models, business strategies, and innovation, last week I found myself on an airplane headed toward Geneva, Switzerland, to attend “Lift13.” Lift13 is the 2013 edition of the Lift Conference, which has been held since 2006. I didn’t have high expectations for Lift—I just wanted […]

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Observations from my visit to Havana, Cuba, with the delegation from AIPLA

It’s been a crazy couple of months! Time to start catching up with my blog! In late November/early December, I visited Cuba with a special delegation from the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (AIPLA).  Traveling with a general license granted by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), I feel fortunate to be among the […]

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