Coloring Books are so Passé

So this is what a well known author told me about my, back then, business coloring book, “adult coloring books are passé and will never fly. That did not stop me from doing it anyway. Three months after that statement I released my first coloring book based upon a business book called “Coloring the Experience Economy”.

https://www.blurb.com/b/9509813-coloring-the-experience-economy

Today, I read this.. https://www.forbes.com/sites/stephanrabimov/2019/11/20/artist-max-goshko-dankov-unveils-the-great-coloring-wall-in-beijing/#73f5f5be7e84 about another coloring book adaptation that is gaining popularity.

There is so much potential with guided illustrations and the use of coloring pages that I have already been approached by three other authors to create companion coloring books for their work. The idea of having one’s ideas visualized is a powerful mechanism for conveying ideas. Who knows where this new genre of coloring books will go, I just hope it last a long time.

Being There at Launchfest

On November 13th, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio at the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame, Joe Pine and James Gilmore launched the 20th anniversary edition of the Experience Economy. THe big focus was on competing for customer’s Time, Attention and Money.

The presentation was a 90 minute presentation on this topic that Time is limited, Attention is scarce and Money is consumable. These ideas help shift the challenges of fighting for customers in an ever-growing world of commerce.

My suggestion is to pick up the latest copy and read the core principles as well as the new content and latest examples of those staging great experiences for customers. On of these new concepts is the 20 cent per minute rule. A great measure of an experience working well.

In addition, pick up a copy of the “Coloring the Experience Economy to see these principles illustrated, even some of the new content.

Pick up you copy today at https://www.blurb.com/b/9509813-coloring-the-experience-economy

Launchfest 2019 Experience Economy

Experiential Realms

Preparing to head to Cleveland for the 20th Anniversary launch of the Experience Economy book with B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore. I packing my pens, pads and a few extra goods for the show.

Coloring the Experience Economy – Illustrated principles

Hope to see many ambassadors of the Experience there and a few old friends.

Fun at #WCUS2019

Just a snap shot of the finished space

There is nothing more engaging than a Visual Thinking experience for attendees and vendors alike. Sharing ideas, comments and insights on a large wall is very powerful and entertaining.

Over the first. Weekend of November, I had the great pleasure in performing a Visual Translation of the attendees and vendors at the conference in St. Louis. Over the course of the few days that the WordPress community came together physically, I was able to capture some great ideas and insights. So many similar and yet so many different ideas.

Some of the ideas even challenge me to create some interesting metaphors of their ideas. One especially I like is that of “Navigating the World”.

The Whole is greater than the sum

Visual Translation of HFSE 2019

Recently I worked a Healthcare conference in Boston called the HFSE. Unlike typical Healthcare conferences or conventions, this event was a cross-platform program that addressed design, processes and applications. So much information and many ideas were presented, demonstrated and even shared by attendees.

Below is the #VisualTranslation of that event and the many ideas shared. Take a look, see what you can see and explore from each point and then out to the larger view.