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October 29, 8:30am • Nest • part of a series on Pioneer

Time to talk Pioneer

This month we are all about being on the bleeding edge of the wave of ideas.

Here is something to think about as you contemplate what it means to be a pioneer today in the UAE.

I am a Pioneer 

By Shivani Mathur


Curious what we are talking about?

Déborah Madelaine is a senior packaging innovation scientist at Mars, the candy bar company. A pioneer at creative problem solving, Déborah has helped Mars solve innovation, quality and efficiency challenges using creative problem solving techniques. Through her stories, both personal and professional, Déborah will inspire you to feel empowered to become the pioneer of your own life.

https://creativemornings.com/talks/deborah-madelaine-a-pioneers-lessons-in-applied-creativity

This month we had 2 fantastic speakers talking about how compassion has become a driving force of a project.

Janine and Asmae shared the incredible story of how a simple idea, Ramadan Fridges, went from a simple idea to a large community engagement activity in the blink of an eye.

What was incredible was how these 2 women made people stop, reflect and then think about how they can create a movement that people engage in because they are passionate about the ideas.

We are always glad to see those who come to CreativeMornings engaging with the speakers and the ideas after the talk.

And there are always a new faces and new ideas joining us in Dubai.

CreativeMornings is all about ideas and sharing!

Here is the talk!

One of the things we love about our mornings in Dubai is the playlist of tunes that Dale Nichols compiles for the talk.

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The Weight 

The Band

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFqb1I-hiHE


Lean On Me 

Bill Withers

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEXQkrllGbA


Shelter From The Storm 

Bob Dylan

Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rKEXFSw54M


Schindler’s List - 

John Williams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VorGotjeLjM


Heal The World 

Michael Jackson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWf-eARnf6U


Stand By Me 

Ben E. King

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiPzU75P9FA

Here is a sneak peak of Lorne Riely speaking at CreativeMornings in Dubai on the theme of GENIUS.

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CreativeMornings in Dubai with Lorne Riley.

What is Genius?

By Shivani Mathur

The theme for August is Genius. What is genius? To most
traditionalists, it is the ability to simplify high order
differential equations or the talent of stringing together the
most esoteric words of the dictionary, effortlessly. To art
lovers, it’s the encapsulation of iconoclasm in the form of
sculptures and paintings, while sports fans see genius in
the craft with which Sachin Tendulkar plays cricket. I
personally see genius in the intricacy with which the
seamstresses at Chanel weave details on to coats. The
truth is that Genius is really all around us, it’s subjective,
yes, but really all of us are capable of relishing it.

Taking a moment to appreciate the brilliant science and
beauty behind the uniqueness of a snowflake is genius
itself. Yes, you read correctly. It’s not always an
occurrence that needs to be genius. Much like a
melancholic poem or perfectly balanced income statement
needs a special kind of person to find value in its beauty, it
takes a genius to well, recognize genius. We can all be
deemed geniuses in the realms we find passion or
prowess in, in the same way writers become Gods of the
vast universes they build in their stories.

Come tune into the August edition of Creative Mornings at
Barsha Heights Dubai to rediscover what sets you apart
as a genius and hear about what veteran communications
expert, Lorne Riley has to say on this piquant subject.

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As always we kick off with some background music that is curated by Dale Nichols.

Our playlist this week month was a lot of fun.

Moments Of Genius David Hirschfelder

Rach. 3 Reborn David Hirschfelder

A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics James Horner

Looking for the Next Great Idea James Horner

(You Know It All) Smarty Fats Waller

The Windmills Of Your Mind Dorothy Ashby

Master Mind Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

Hardest Geometry Problem in the World Mark Mothersbaugh

The Imitation Game Alexandre Desplat

Alan Turing’s Legacy Alexandre Desplat

Good Will Hunting - Main Titles Danny Elfman

Good Will Hunting - Proving The Theorem Danny Elfman

Ahead By A Century The Tragically Hip

A Game Of Croquet Johann Johannsson

The Theory Of Everything Johann Johannsson

What’d I Say [live] Ray Charles


Here is a look at some happy morning people who made their way to CM.

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No CreativeMornings is complete without IceBreaker Tags!

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It all begins!

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Lorne Riley taking the stage.

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creativemorningsdubai:

CreativeMornings in Dubai with Lorne Riley.

What is Genius?

By Shivani Mathur

The theme for August is Genius. What is genius? To most
traditionalists, it is the ability to simplify high order
differential equations or the talent of stringing together the
most esoteric words of the dictionary, effortlessly. To art
lovers, it’s the encapsulation of iconoclasm in the form of
sculptures and paintings, while sports fans see genius in
the craft with which Sachin Tendulkar plays cricket. I
personally see genius in the intricacy with which the
seamstresses at Chanel weave details on to coats. The
truth is that Genius is really all around us, it’s subjective,
yes, but really all of us are capable of relishing it.

Taking a moment to appreciate the brilliant science and
beauty behind the uniqueness of a snowflake is genius
itself. Yes, you read correctly. It’s not always an
occurrence that needs to be genius. Much like a
melancholic poem or perfectly balanced income statement
needs a special kind of person to find value in its beauty, it
takes a genius to well, recognize genius. We can all be
deemed geniuses in the realms we find passion or
prowess in, in the same way writers become Gods of the
vast universes they build in their stories.

Come tune into the August edition of Creative Mornings at
Barsha Heights Dubai to rediscover what sets you apart
as a genius and hear about what veteran communications
expert, Lorne Riley has to say on this piquant subject.

image

As always we kick off with some background music that is curated by Dale Nichols.

Our playlist this week month was a lot of fun.

Moments Of Genius David Hirschfelder

Rach. 3 Reborn David Hirschfelder

A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics James Horner

Looking for the Next Great Idea James Horner

(You Know It All) Smarty Fats Waller

The Windmills Of Your Mind Dorothy Ashby

Master Mind Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

Hardest Geometry Problem in the World Mark Mothersbaugh

The Imitation Game Alexandre Desplat

Alan Turing’s Legacy Alexandre Desplat

Good Will Hunting - Main Titles Danny Elfman

Good Will Hunting - Proving The Theorem Danny Elfman

Ahead By A Century The Tragically Hip

A Game Of Croquet Johann Johannsson

The Theory Of Everything Johann Johannsson

What’d I Say [live] Ray Charles


Here is a look at some happy morning people who made their way to CM.

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No CreativeMornings is complete without IceBreaker Tags!

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It all begins!

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Lorne Riley taking the stage.

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CreativeMornings in Dubai with Lorne Riley.

What is Genius?

By Shivani Mathur

The theme for August is Genius. What is genius? To most
traditionalists, it is the ability to simplify high order
differential equations or the talent of stringing together the
most esoteric words of the dictionary, effortlessly. To art
lovers, it’s the encapsulation of iconoclasm in the form of
sculptures and paintings, while sports fans see genius in
the craft with which Sachin Tendulkar plays cricket. I
personally see genius in the intricacy with which the
seamstresses at Chanel weave details on to coats. The
truth is that Genius is really all around us, it’s subjective,
yes, but really all of us are capable of relishing it.

Taking a moment to appreciate the brilliant science and
beauty behind the uniqueness of a snowflake is genius
itself. Yes, you read correctly. It’s not always an
occurrence that needs to be genius. Much like a
melancholic poem or perfectly balanced income statement
needs a special kind of person to find value in its beauty, it
takes a genius to well, recognize genius. We can all be
deemed geniuses in the realms we find passion or
prowess in, in the same way writers become Gods of the
vast universes they build in their stories.

Come tune into the August edition of Creative Mornings at
Barsha Heights Dubai to rediscover what sets you apart
as a genius and hear about what veteran communications
expert, Lorne Riley has to say on this piquant subject.

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John Ellis shares a lifetime of Serendipity

Imagineering is all about living on the fringe of serendipitous moments as we learn from John Ellis. John walked us behind the curtain of the world of theme parks and into the minds of those creating them, wow, just normal people like you and I.

What was interesting to learn from John is how important the little things are the things that relate to the people making the smiles happen.

Here is a look at that you missed in May.

We are back August 24th!

Follow the arrow to CreativeMornings.

James introducing John.

These people make it happen.

John sharing a story.

Listening to the story.

A great morning.

John Ellis.

A huge to John, Media City, Nexa and Innerfight for making this month happen!

Going Beyond Expectations with David Craig.


Last month’s CreativeMornings in Dubai was a lesson in sticking with the things you do well.  

We find it interesting how so many people have unusual trajectories to where they are today and their success.

David had many great stories and was inspiring.

The take home, stick with your dreams!

All roads lead to CreativeMornings.

How do you know you are onto something, smiles at 9:30.

James and David.

That face is another good sign!

And this is where it begins!

How often do you get to sit down with the Editors-in-Chiefs of Women’s and Men’s Health in the Middle East, never.

Here is a look at Yi-Hwa and Carlin’s CreativeMornings talk on the theme TABOO.

A great look at the room and our speakers.

What we love about CreativeMornings is the opportunity for a one-on-one after the talk.

Icebreaker tags rock!

Always great to catch up with old friends!

Carlin and Yi-Hwa rock!

Happy to take questions!

And we always have time for questions.

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