Book Review Quick Take: Gamestorming


Superfast book review in a nutshell: I love Gamestorming as a great source of classroom, committee/department, and workshop activities. Most of them just require wall space, sticky notes, and Sharpies as well as a little forethought, and all the activities are designed to be generative – of learning, goals, work, relationships. The book includes games … Continue reading Book Review Quick Take: Gamestorming

Book Review: Accidental Creative and Die Empty by Todd Henry


I first became aware of Todd Henry‘s work when I was doing a deep dive into design thinking and creativity research a few years ago. His book, The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice, is kind of a guide book for creative professionals who make their living on their ideas. The … Continue reading Book Review: Accidental Creative and Die Empty by Todd Henry

Book Review: The New Education by Cathy Davidson


“Redesigning higher education demands institutional restructuring, a revolution in every classroom, curriculum, and assessment system. It means refocusing away from the passive student to the whole person learning new ways of thinking through problems with no easy solution. It shifts the goals of college from fulfilling course and graduation requirements to learning for success in … Continue reading Book Review: The New Education by Cathy Davidson

Book Club: Story Driven by Bernadette Jiwa


The subtitle of Story Driven tells you pretty much exactly what you need to know about the content: You don’t need to compete when you know who you are. Targeted and professionals and entrepreneurs, Story Driven is about stopping to articulate goals, purpose, intention, and actions that are foundational to your business. Jiwa argues persuasively … Continue reading Book Club: Story Driven by Bernadette Jiwa

Book Club: Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson


It’s Thursday! Time for another edition of the Agile Faculty Book Club. In February, we are focusing on my favorite books related to design thinking and innovation because I’m back to teaching in our Design Thinking Studio in Social Innovation immersive semester pilot program and that’s what I’m thinking about. Today’s post is about Steven … Continue reading Book Club: Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson