Showing all posts tagged #ideation:


Ideation Fibonacci

Posted on September 6th, 2019

"Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen."
—John Steinbeck

Care well for initial musings; the flow of ideation will pour out as fruitful bounty.

Invent the new, Break paradigms, Strive for magic

Posted on August 16th, 2019

A repost originally from 5 years ago:

Invent the new - artistically, with technology, and by helping people realize a better process.
Break paradigms - dare to bend the implications of what people think they know.
Strive for magic in relationship between technology and art.

(August 28, 2014)

Leadership and Design Principles

Posted on August 1st, 2019

Create excellent systems and ideal processes to best support a brilliant team.
Intentionally develop what is usable and useful by focusing on the end experience.
Imagine the experiencer’s situational hopes and needs; then dream further about how to care for what they don’t even yet realize would be better.
Empathize with the misfits of society; never settle in curating only for those in the middle of the bell curve.
Design for humanity.
Strive for justice and peace.
Love everyone along the journey.
Consider every perspective.
Pursue sustainable excellence.
Refine continually.
Enhance the good; discard the clumsy; innovate the untapped potential.
Illuminate the future; building toward virtuous legacy and health for all.
Pioneer possibilities.
Optimistically always forge ahead.
Be ambassadors of hope and beauty.
Value effective as well as efficient.
Multiply intuition and knowledge.
Relentlessly pursue the greatest intersection of stewardship and creativity.
Coach and reveal beauty to enhance story and experience.
Maximize ideation and strategy.

Connected Hunches = Progress of Ideation

Posted on July 29th, 2019

"Chance favors the connected mind."

Jessica shared this video with me. https://youtu.be/NugRZGDbPFU I do indeed find it fascinating and encouraging.

Anyone who wants to meet up for some ideation over coffee, hit me up!

The Innovator | Creative Types

Posted on June 30th, 2019

    I took the creative personality profile test that Adobe has on its website. I got the following results, which I find remarkably true and insightful.

    I’d love to know what creative type you are. It’s a really quick test: mycreativetype.com
    Please do share your results with me!

    Genius in Teamwork

    Posted on November 5th, 2018

    Be openhanded. Practice awareness and humility and know the one who knows. Such teamwork is where magical breakthrough and creativity occurs - at the nexus of conventionality and novelty.

    My friend Michael shared this article. I find it both fascinating and encouraging.


    20 Front Street

    Posted on October 17th, 2018

    Venue Creation and Lighting Design

    A few years ago a friend came to me with a dream of creating a space for artists to present their music in an unique, distraction-free, beauty-filled, environment. He took me to a run down old building that literally had dirt floors and birds living in the rafters. It was freezing and dirty. All I could envision was the magic that would be. We began ideating out loud. We walked the space, and in the actual space we paced out where we would put the stage, and have people sit and enter, and where the green room for the artists would be. We used our hands to visualize what our design aesthetic would be.

    I napkin sketched some ideation and kept the dream simmering in the back burner of my mind. Months passed before I got a call that the venue was approved and that we would get to take our dreams forward with reality. We put on some temporary concerts in the dirt and construction zone along the way. This was great for us as we got to braintrust our concepts by interviewing people who would be customers and investors. After many months, we finally got to integrate our V1.0 design. We were remarkably frugal with our choices so that we could open up; and at some point, we’ll upgrade to our dreams of 2.0, but it feels so great now, that we may just live with the budget version…

    You should really take in a show there. It’s an unique experience found no other venue in the world! We’re really proud of it.


    The best idea should always win

    Posted on June 5th, 2018

    Let’s try to figure out our answer on the front side, but let’s never be closed to a better decision while we still have time.

    Leadership no no

    Posted on July 18th, 2016

    My goal as a leader is to never say "no." Rather even if I know with certainty that "no" is the correct choice, I prefer lead through the situation by considering the possibility of a yes. I try to lay out the best few options that we can see and what the benefits and consequences are from each.

    Most choices to try an enhance a plan requires a choice to abandon another part of it. If someone does pose a truly good idea, we'll all probably agree that it's an improvement. If the culture is created that all ideas are considered, then there will be a better chance of good ideas being offered.

    If change is always squashed, then ideas for improvement will never be revealed and we will die in status quo…

    If an idea is suggested that I know (either because of intuition or previous experience) is a poor choice, I am a better leader if I steer them (be they a subordinate, a peer, or a superior) toward realizing the choice on their own.

    Summarized, I'm the best leader when I am optimistic and disciplined enough to choose not to say "no."

    My Professional Vision & Personal Values

    Posted on December 31st, 2015

    May this next season be a year of flourishing in commitment and execution.

    VISION (This is my professional vision. Any "tentmaking" responsibilities I commit to should support my vision)
    maximizing ideation and strategy
    coaching and revealing beauty to enhance story
    achieving the greatest intersection of stewardship and creativity


    VALUES (a sketch of my personal values that I realize is a filter for me in all I do)
    • Believe in the one who is sent … remember Jesus’ authority; be one who is surrendered … be courageous and without worry
      • John 6:29
      • Matt. 28 ... Gal. 2:19-20 ... John 15
      • Luke 12:31

    • Love with 100% - live with passion & peace … be salt & give grace … The Church Universal - ecclesial community at the fractal level … disciple (and humbly study) in every possible context
      • 1 John 2 ... John 10:10
      • Eph. 1:23 ... I John 1
      • John 16 ... Luke 2:22 ... Titus 2 ... Matt 9:38 pray for the workers

    • Pioneer; be a first follower of the Lord - every new day commune constantly; prayer without ceasing ... be authentic
      • Gal 1:10 ... Psalms 33,40, etc. ... Is. 42 ... Rev. 5
      • Romans 8:26-28 ... I Thess. 5:17

    • Maximize every context and opportunity … stewardship with the purpose of reconciliationinnovate reveal beauty (even if only to the subconscious) with the purpose of redemption
      • Romans 8:6 ... Col. 1
      • John 1 ... John 4:23-24 ... 2 Cor 12:7-10


    Eric Wolfe

    Visual Artist and Leader. Production Designer and Consultant. Developer of Ideas. Maximizer of Resources. Strategic Thinker. Creative Innovator. Husband. Father. Philosopher. Photographer. Backpacker. Athlete. Cook. Artisan. He shares thoughts here about all of the above. He would love to connect to partner in coaching and revealing beauty to enhance story and experience. Please do reach out!