Just Add Sunlight

Information about me – as part of a Masters of Entrereneurship at Swinburne, which I commenced in 2004, dropped out of in 2006 and recommenced in 2014. It sounds a bit egotistical unless you realise I was following directions from the lecturer about which elements to include in the assignment. I created and wrote this in a day or so.

Just Add Sunlight

Just Add Sunlight is the title of Assignment 1 for ENT60005 Creativity and Innovation, part of my mission to complete the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation course.

Creativity needs no money, and sometimes needs no time, but it doesn’t happen without sunlight or heat – and a rising agent – (but more about that later). Got a problem that’s taking you down, down, down? Just shine some light on it, and up comes the beginning of the answer, the first dot in a series of dots to join, or perhaps the missing ingredient, a single missing element in a complicated problem, or the missing colour in a boring but sound idea.

Sunlight is really diluted fire from the sun. When one is in the middle of a creative storm, one is said to be ‘on fire’; people talk of change-making, innovative leadership as being born in a crucible; people are said to…

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Calls For Aboriginal Juvenile To Be Shot For Target Practice After Public Shaming By NT Police – New Matilda

I am so very ashamed of the harm and misery our fellow Australians advocate and cause to children and vulnerable people. How do we not turn our gaze away when we live so far removed from the violence? How can we intervene apart from protests, money and petitions?

Once upon a time, you could visit someone and sit by their side (could you? am I just imagining it?) to comfort them but the violence is from governments now and they can place the vulnerable so far away from anyone else that there are suddenly two distinct realities – such as my reality and the reality of these people in the New Matilda article.

Out in social media land, let’s be always mindful that our views get skewed by our own feed and it’s worth not getting to entrenched into conflicts less we give up our ability to influence their views and to soften them towards civilisation..