By Chelsea McConnell, OCC Ponca City “Old ways won’t open new doors.” I’m not sure who said this originally but when I came across this quote, I immediately identified with the point it makes. Much of the creativity we enjoy at Ponca City Main Street (PCMS) is centered on creative problem solving, finding new ways to
By Bruce Carter, OCC Pawhuska As a community leader in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, I see the daily triumphs and struggles of a community that is experiencing the most growth it has seen since the oil boom of the 1920s. Pawhuska is not unique, even with the growth we now see in our downtown and business sectors.
By Ed Long - Creative Oklahoma & Cross Sector Innovations At an event hosted recently by Creative Oklahoma, I listened to Thunder general manager Sam Presti, a newly appointed Oklahoma Creativity Ambassador, talk about the creativity that takes place on the basketball court. Men and women are given a ball and have to create something.
By Susan McCalmont In a growing world of complexity and change, we are all being challenged to imagine new solutions for the collective problems facing us, and even develop new definitions for what it means to be part of a civil society where civic discourse is encouraged and celebrated. A global shift is making space
Article from NewsOK | Point of View: New perspectives can help Oklahomans with intellectual, developmental disabilities
By Wanda Felty and Ed Long Social innovation requires that we not only look for new solutions to problems, but that we also look at the problem through multiple lenses. A new lens for viewing social challenges can offer insight into new, complementary solutions. The challenges faced by Oklahomans with intellectual and developmental disabilities
By Ed Long “It is not about who we want to be; it’s about who we are.” Bruce Carter, owner and curator of the Tallgrass Art Gallery in Pawhuska and also our tour guide, reminded us of this at the beginning and end of our day when a group of Creative Oklahoma board members and
By Chad Mullen and Ed Long Even in times of economic prosperity, state agencies in Oklahoma may not have the resources to develop and launch innovative tools for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery and program administration. For the full article click here: http://newsok.com/article/5536825 You may leave your comment below or email Ed
Another amazing blog post from our collaborator, Ed Long. "By coming together to launch innovative solutions in communities across the state, we can avoid larger challenges in the future and build a stronger state today for all Oklahomans." Ain't that right?! Happy reading! Ed Long email@example.com Entrepreneurial leaders anticipate challenges and opportunities ahead of their
I again want to thank Mr. Ed Long for his contribution and hard work in creativity. This guy gets it! His article is a must read, providing solutions when everyone else says it can't be done. Ed Long www.crosssectorinnovations.org In this series on social innovation and creative problem-solving, it’s been said that more is possible
I am thrilled to welcome back Mr. Ed Long from Cross Sector Innovations. This is a must read. Together, we can accomplish more. - Best Regards, Dave How well are we working together to improve outcomes in Oklahoma? There is significant room for improvement. Greater investment in a collective impact approach would enhance