Creativity Matters

Judith Zausner

Friday, June 26, 2009

The Economy is Down, Creativity is Up

It's everywhere. People are struggling and businesses are closing. Assumed to be the longest recession since World War II, the economy has faltered and sent tremors rippling down Wall Street, along Main Street and near you.

In such a somber environment, it is prime time for creativity to stand up and get noticed. And it's everywhere. People are reaching for new experiences, businesses are reinventing themselves and the light continues to shine bright on flexibility, change and imagination.

We are living the adage of "Necessity is the Mother of Invention". Spending less is the necessity; invention is a panorama of new avenues to explore and new solutions to deploy.

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Monday, May 04, 2009

Herb and Dorothy

They did not plan to be rich or famous. After all, they both had long, quiet careers in the government.

He was a postal worker without a high school diploma and she was a librarian for the New York Public Library with a graduate degree. But Herb had an insatiable passion for art and Dorothy slid right under his wing.

Now, approximately 50 years after they met, the Vogels have amassed a vast and unique collection of American contemporary art, mostly minimalist, that has been donated to the National Gallery in Washington, DC. And they are still collecting.

How did they do it?

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