SandBlog 2017-09-10T18:47:55+00:00

Do First Things First

Where to start, huh? No matter what system you use to plan your activities - paper or digital - sometimes it can be difficult to determine what to do first. Especially since *all* of it is important, right? I've tried lots of approaches over the years, the ABC/123 method combined with a prioritizer tool has worked the best. ABC/123 Approach This was taught as part of [...]

Meetings Don’t Bore People…

We blame our meetings for lack of innovation and progress in our companies. It has been declared "brainstorming doesn't work!" We spend our days sitting, wasting time, energy, and money in boring... tan... artifically-lit conference rooms. Accomplishing? Nothing. But, here's the thing... Meetings don't bore people. People do! That meeting wasn't bad. Frank didn't plan. Brainstorming isn't dead. Francesco made no effort to craft a structured [...]

Curiosity Creates New Paths

"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we are curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney

Grains of Sandbox Wisdom

When speaking with students, or someone asking for career advice here are some grains of wisdome from the sandbox. Keep an Idea Journal Always have something with you to write down thoughts and ideas. Getting them out of your brain and onto paper makes room for future thoughts. Storing ideas on paper keeps them safe and seems to spur even more ideas. Cool. Add Knowledge When [...]

How To Be Like Walt Disney

In How to Be Like Walt, Pat Williams cites what are considered the six qualities that made the work Walt Disney did so creative and innovative. In re-reading How To Be Like Walt, it was a great refresher on what contributed to Walt's success. The Six Factors of Walt's Genius Paul Anderson, a Disney historian and a professor at Brigham Young University teaches a course called [...]