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Plans for a Ladder and What Can Companies Learn From it

  11.10.2019   The Artian   Blog Posts

1 The plans for a painter's ladder were drawn 2 They were given to eight woodshops, who were commissioned to construct the ladder as a piece of furniture  3 The

Fra Angelico: Imagination, Innovation, and Art

  18.09.2019   The Artian   Blog Posts

  "[Angelico] a rare and perfect talent" Vasari, Lives of the artists.   One of the reasons I am lucky to live in Madrid is to be able to visit

Magnetism and Purpose

  13.09.2019   The Artian   Blog Posts

"I cannot think of my work as entirely my work. In a sense, I'm only a transmitter" Panayiotis Vassilakis (Takis). Takis is one of the ground-breaking and original artists to

Artists – A New Type of Startups Founders

As of May 2019, Shutterstock's market value is $1.43 billion, Snap’s is $15 billion, Airbnb’s is $35 billion and Square’s is $28.65 billion. If you think about what these companies

The Workers of the Imagination Age are the Workers of the Future

  12.07.2018   The Artian   Blog Posts

As developments are speeding up, the roles of the human workforce are changing accordingly. The evolution seems to be affecting different professional sectors including the technology one. What once was

Robert Rauschenberg’s Rules For Innovation

There are many role models for innovators in the business and entrepreneurship worlds. But, why limit oneself to this space when looking for stimulation? At The Artian, when we seek

The Artistic Mindset For The Business Leader

In my last post, I raised questions that every manager who wishes to foster innovation should ask. Are we preparing our employees to climb the mountain of innovation? Do we

One Question Each Manager Should Ask Before Climbing the Innovation Mountain

Companies’ executives are obsessed with innovation. In the journey of enterprises to lead in their industries (and for many, to survive), these organizations, especially large corporations, understand that startups and

Jim McKelvey, Square co-founder Talking on Art and Entrepreneurship

  20.03.2017   nhindi   Blog Posts, Interviews

Last October I attended South Summit, Spain’s largest startups, and investors conference. Normally tech conferences have similar speakers from similar industries but this time South Summit invited Jim McKelvey, and

Business Lessons Artists can Teach us all

For quite some time, corporate business has capitalized on the idea of capitalistic professionalism. When we think of the “business world,” we imagine men in dark suits hurrying around a