Susan Gregory

Have you taken a break this summer?

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We’re just weeks away from the start of fall. Have you taken some time off this summer? Taking time away from work or study and truly unplugging feels luxurious but it’s also necessary for you to do your best thinking. When you take a break, you give yourself time to think. Time to step back […]

How much does it cost to share new ideas?

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I was surprised and amused to read that some Saskatoon residents recently created a website to collect suggestions for a name for a new bridge (www.namethatbridge.ca).  The funny part about the article was that the group said it took them 10 minutes and $20 to launch the site, after a city report said it would […]

Is your innovative idea truly useful?

In his book “The Truth About Innovation”, author Max McKeown defines innovation as “new stuff made useful.”  However, an idea doesn’t necessarily need to be completely unheard of to be new.   Sometimes we are talking about ideas that are borrowed from other industries and create a big impact.   For example: convenience stores are open seven […]

I move, therefore I think

What do you do when you get stuck in a “thinking rut” or have a deadline looming close ahead with the project far behind?  Even if we know we need a break, most people stay seated at their desks.  They feel they have to stick with it to get it done.  So, some gnaw the […]