Author Archives: Skip Walter

Business 101 for Designers

The following is an early draft of what will be a sequence of posts.  I am still struggling with how to bring business alive for individual contributors and managers who only have their one area of expertise in a company … Continue reading

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From Pages to Places: The Transformation of Presence

Synchronicity is a wonderful thing. “Watch legendary Disney animator Glen Keane draw in virtual reality” leaped from my morning email. I clicked on the web page and up came a short article that started with “Virtual reality is a potent … Continue reading

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On Questions

I live for good questions.  A couple of weeks ago, the Brain Pickings Weekly digest had this quote from Krista Tippett’s Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living: “A question is a powerful thing, a mighty use … Continue reading

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Little Girls and Puddles

“Boots or tennis shoes,” I asked. “Boots, Grand dad.  I might find some puddles,” Alice replied. It didn’t take long to find that puddle. Silly me, we live in Seattle. My focus was on Alice tripping lightly through the puddle. … Continue reading

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WWTD?

From my morning Facebook News Feed appeared this photo: It took my coffee deprived brain a few seconds to get the joke. I then got to wondering what would Trump do when confronted with this situation? Would he obey the … Continue reading

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Keynote Address: Narrative Matters

Jim Dubinsky, Executive Director of the Association for Business Communication asked if I would present the Keynote Address at the Association’s 2015 meeting in Seattle, WA. I agreed forthwith. From the Association for Business Communication website: Join us in welcoming … Continue reading

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collaborate: create – A Forward Flux Production

In the center of the Fremont Abbey Arts Center Main Floor, a 9 x 12 foot cotton mat is laid out carefully midway through collaborate:create. A young man silently passes a young woman on the mat. This pantomime repeats for several … Continue reading

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