Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Generative Way

The Generative Way first appeared in a visual representation of itself.  I have been having fun trying to write the handbook that supports the visual.  It begins with Intentionality.   Here’s an early excerpt:

“Your TGW MindSet begins to grow as soon as you are increasingly clear with yourself—and to yourself—that your nature is to be and become as Creatively Entrepreneurial as you can be.

It’s that simple.

All you have to do to begin to grow your TGW MindSet is to declare that from this point forward your intentional attitude will be to view the world as a creatively entrepreneurial person views the world, and that you intend to grow your creatively entrepreneurial qualities.

As soon as you mean it, the moment your commitment is authentic, heartfelt, The Generative Way rewards you with immediate progress and an optimistic promise about the rapid and sustained growth you’ll enjoy.

Of course this immediate progress is incremental at the first, as natural growth must be, but it’s quite meaningful.

It is meaningful because the moment you declare your intention to look at the world as a creatively entrepreneurial person looks at the world, you do: you begin to see the world differently than you did just moments before.

And keep in mind that seeing an opportunity just incrementally differently than others do might be all it takes to have a new insight, a new angle, a new view of the difference that you can develop into a strategic advantage to generate value or utility.”

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Watch this Space

I was surprised to witness it.  But I’m pretty sure it’s happened.

I had just put up a white board in my home office.  For the first day I was captivated by it’s four feet by six feet surface of pure white and as I stared at it I grew determined that the first thing I would write on it would be something important.

On the second day I opened the new box of markers, black, green, blue, and red, and without knowing what came next I grabbed the green and in a furiously fast 20 minutes I plotted out a unified and universal approach to being and becoming the most creatively entrepreneurial person you can be.

When I finished I shouted in delight to see it.

It’s The Generative Way.

It has a MindSet, and it has a ToolBox.

It helps you think and see and act like an experienced and successful creative professional or entrepreneur just as soon as you begin to use it, and it helps you develop your creative and entrepreneurial talents for later.

It’s simple, basic, flexible, and easily adapted to your particular talents and the present circumstances.

One of the reasons it delighted me so when I first drew it was that I have never had an idea present itself visually before.  I have been trying to become a better visual thinker for a couple of years now, and this was a grand payoff.

I have shared it with my Duke students and they found it to be as I claim.

I look forward to sharing more about it here.