Enterprise Geeks Podcast – Creativity and Passion

Season 2 Episode 15
This week’s podcast is a short discussion on creativity, passion, and the importance of work-life balance. To stay true to the meaning, the Enterprise Geeks will be taking a few weeks off to enjoy family, fun, and sun of summer. Don’t be a zombie, be creative and stay true to your passion! Photo from The Zombie Fest.

Running Time: 17:32 minutes

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5 responses to “Enterprise Geeks Podcast – Creativity and Passion”

  1. Jon Reed says :

    Guys – sorry about the comment drought – been buried in deliverables and like you said yourself, time comes when you need to push away from the computer. I think we all suffer from some degree of excessive white collar/information consuming activities. Like Thomas I’m a fan of walking because unless the weather is brutal I can just grab a bottle of water and head out. I know I’ve composed some ideas during those walks, some of those ideas were horrible but some were not bad.

    Getting away is one thing – finding worthwhile uses of our creativity is another. Sometimes before I write something for a client I’ll spend a few minutes posting a rant on a Boston sports message board or even a personal email….that kind of thing loosens you up a bit. Trying to keep a bit of an interesting edge to what you do makes an impact I think on your formal work. Just don’t copy and paste!

    I also sometimes work in a bit of my own writing at the end of a day or week. It’s awesome to see that stuff pile up and it can lead to what I sometimes call “project with soul” – they can inspire our work and in rare occasions really help us open new doors professionally.

    Thanks for the food for thought – only the next few weeks I’ll have to do without the egeeks on my walks….I’ll let you know if it spawns a half-decent idea.

    Enjoy the break and thanks for all you bring to the SAP peeps…

    – Jon

  2. sapdba says :

    “We’ll be too busy to do podcasts for the next few weeks, so take this opportunity to focus on what’s important… your family, your passion, your…”

    Wow, you guys excel at excuses, don’t you? I’m going to have to get you to help me next time I need to convince the wife I’m too busy to get to the honey-do list!!!


    Good job as always.

    – David.

  3. Ed Herrmann says :

    @LoneRanger – I notice that a lot of your content comes in spurts. This is a sign that deep down, you really do want to be a developer. Come to the dark side…we have cookies.

    @David – true true, but aren’t we just so good at it. πŸ™‚

  4. sapdba says :

    Good at it? Are you kidding? You’re my HERO! πŸ˜€

  5. Craig Cmehil says :

    You know that is one of the reasons I didn’t go for the 3G option, I think I’m already too connected…

    For me I grab the camera and head outdoors, wandering around looking for a good shot is the source of many of the ideas I’ve had over the last 12 months!

    and in regards to Z Day, http://www.eskrimador-supplies.com/Rattan_Sticks.html it’ll sever the brain stem and easier with customs πŸ˜‰

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