I received my Master’s Degree in Healthcare Innovation. Essentially for me, it was this degree that has allowed my mind to expand and crave creativity unlike anything else. I’ve always been a life long learner, but this group of people and area of study helped to reintroduce me to the vast potential within myself. To be honest, I learned little about healthcare except that it wasn’t my passion anymore. Instead I found a love of exploration, design, art, reading, and renewed creativity. I found a renewed appreciation for life and all that it has to offer.
My favorite book I read in school was the The Ten Faces of Innovation. It was written by Tom Kelley who is the general manager of IDEO, a Palo Alto based design company. When learning more about their company, I was struck by their work space. They are encouraged to be surrounded by items and spaces that encourage their creativity and productivity.
Think about how much more productive companies (and possibly families) would be if they were surrounded by a creative work or living space? Must we be surrounded by rows of colorless cubicles without windows or homes that are dark and cluttered?