Collaboration, it turns out, is essential for creative productivity and innovation. The New York socialite Mabel Dodge knew something about putting talented, engaging people from different backgrounds and creative media in the same room. With the right atmosphere and combination of people, ideas could ignite that might inspire creative action (including even, a few love affairs).
About Jeffrey Davis
I'm a wonder-tracker, a writer, a question-scratcher, a creativity consultant, a business owner and entrepreneur, a happy papa for my daughter, a content lover and dream-partner to my wife, a workshop facilitator, and speaker.
I work with writers (from NYT bestsellers to first-timers), artists, entrepreneurs, micro-business owners, and schools hungry to change the way creativity happens. I travel to the Bahamas, Taos, Greece, Woodstock, and elsewhere to help people create optimally in this one wild life.
I'm interested in systems and habits and states of mind-heart-imagination that help creative innovators flourish alone and in collaboration. I'm interested in the untried paths, too - how the body's intentional movement and respiration affect our creative productivity, how idleness is productive, and more.
And I want it all to be authentic. To me, that means meaningful, genuine, connected to what matters and to one another, and coming from a source of one's own authority (not the authority of conventional wisdom or the status quo).
Entries by Jeffrey Davis
Every month we bring you the best articles we’ve found in brand and innovation. This month’s issue offers pitfalls to avoid for your brand and image, how gratitude and brain stimulation can affect creativity, Nobel winners in innovation, and tips for the perfect logo. With help from Tracking Wonder’s research assistant Gianna Kaloyeros, I’ve gathered […]
You can toil on a book, rehearse a talk, strategize a launch, stretch yourself to create a new product or offer or a whole new business, but you cannot control outcome. You can craft to design experiences to take people where you promised, you can have meetings to plan, and you can gather and […]
Every month Tracking Wonder brings you some of the best articles from across the web that have stopped us in our tracks or given us pause to think and consider perspectives in creativity, brand, and innovation. This month we’ll look at getting in the creative zone, the importance of company culture, and the psychology behind […]
A lot of people these days are blog-averse. If you’ve blogged haphazardly for a while, you likely feel as if you’re getting zero return emotionally or financially on your efforts in content creation. Pretty quickly you can find yourself stuck in the blog bog. So why bother to blog at all? Truth is, the benefits […]
Release the prestige and embrace the purpose, and visibility expands.
To lead means you expose yourself on the front lines. No hiding. To launch a trade nonfiction book is one of the most powerful ways to lead. And one of the most nerve-wracking. And one of the most rewarding for you and your audience.
These are 5 books I think give Tracking Wonder’s audience the most value to do what we help you do – master your work flow & creative cycle and own your place in the world as a thought leader, conversation leader, and business artist.
Even being at the height of your career is no guarantee you’ll feel comfortable in your own professional skin. Afflictions like impostor’s syndrome and other limiting beliefs could be holding you back from experiencing deeper fulfillment and creating greater impact. I’m well acquainted with all of these afflictions because I’ve had my version of each of them at different […]
If something meaningful is driving you to write a blog – something more than racking up big numbers – then maybe, and I do mean the tentative “maybe,” it would be wise to break from blogging and the audience you’ve been building. Now I’m not suggesting you get lax. I’m adamant about self-discipline, creative persistence, and […]
On most days I’m immersed in other people’s personal lives, histories, and stories as a way to tell their brand story. But when the tables turned and I was in the spotlight, well… gulp. A few months ago in NYC I found myself giving the most intimate interview I’ve ever offered. It was more than an […]