Category: Canright Inspirations

How To Make Toast: Problem Solving with Tom Wujec

My inspiration this morning came from a TedTalk by Tom Wujec. Wujec helps companies untangle process issues and complicated problems by asking them to break their thoughts down into step-by-step parts, and to literally draw it out. I loved his emphasis on the messiness of collaborative problem solving, and I think one of the most interesting parts of his process importance of the editing  [...Continue Reading] “How To Make Toast: Problem Solving with Tom Wujec”
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Corporate Culture and Inspiration

Christina Canright chats with Stephen Chipman, CEO, Grant Thornton, about corporate culture after his talk to the British American Business Council Chicago on Sep 25. Mr, Chipman spoke on “Corporate Culture as a Differentiator.” “Mr. Chipman was very gracious,” Christina says. “He told me that he’s learned that it’s not the knowledge we have in our heads, but what’s in our hearts that determines  [...Continue Reading] “Corporate Culture and Inspiration”
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Becoming a Catalyst for Change

Erin Gruwell chose to become a teacher who believed in change. She believes that no matter where a student grows up, what type of atmosphere he or she grows up in, or what his or her background consists of, each and every student has the opportunity to decide what the future will hold. Instead of becoming involved with a gang, being a victim of  [...Continue Reading] “Becoming a Catalyst for Change”
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Bloom: An Infusion of Hope

How does one memorialize a building with a history of hope and sadness, and infuse it with memories of the past and dreams for the future? With life, with growth. With thousands of flowers. Colossal, Christopher Jobson Bloom, an installation piece by Anna Schuleit at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center (MMHC), features 28,000 potted flowers in almost every square foot of the building including  [...Continue Reading] “Bloom: An Infusion of Hope”
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Be Hermiones, Rather Than Pansy Parkinsons

Books and stories are my lifeline. From “Green Eggs and Ham” as a 3-year-old to “Pride and Prejudice” as a 24-year-old, the worlds authors create completely astound me. For me, not much can compare to the feel of a page between my fingers, the smell of the paper and the words written upon it. When I am lost in a story, I am just  [...Continue Reading] “Be Hermiones, Rather Than Pansy Parkinsons”
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Keeping Ourselves Inspired

“What inspires you?” I know, that’s not a typical opening question. It may seem cliché, but take a minute and really consider your answer. What gives you chills or moves you when you watch it? What motivates you when you read it? What simply puts you in a better mood after hearing it? What makes you cry? What makes you laugh?
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