said it best. "Imagination is more
important than knowledge."
John Cimino, President
Creative Leaps International
creates possibilities and envisions the future. Imagination leads
the way to the only learning potent
enough to change our
thinking, perceiving and acting. It unleashes our intuition, extends
our sensory acuity and helps us see through baffling chaos to what
Stewart Kaufmann of the Santa Fe Institute calls “the adjacent
possible”—the countless breakthrough ideas just one
metaphor, one mental picture away from “ah-HA”! It’s
the future waiting to be born.
Imagination is optimistic! It is the art of the possible. Whether
in the arts or the sciences, the social sector or the business
sector, imagination carries with it an inherent optimism, an enabling
affirmative dynamic. Our spirits thrive on this energy; and business,
as a human endeavor, cannot thrive without it.
at Creative Leaps International are passionate about learning
and bringing ideas to life, especially in ways
that can take us
by surprise. We are fascinated by boundaries, intersections and
horizons—the places where things connect and become (or get
ready to become) something else. This is the favorite terrain of
imagination and the arts: the space amidst transition, paradox
and uncertainty. In our experience, applying arts-enriched imaginative
thinking to business problems produces deeper insights and more
reliable perceptions, new ways of seeing problems and framing questions,
and new vantage points for looking beyond our limitations and into
flutist & poet,
We, as individuals and as a society, need the vision and courage
of our creative leaps. We need the life-changing heart-mind connection
begetting not only creativity, but courage and compassion. For
us at Creative Leaps, this is the heart of the artistic process, and it is the meaning of art in our lives. Imagination is a spiritual
reaching out to that which we most desire, and to that which we
most desire to become. At its best, this reaching out also extends
to one another, begetting compassion and empathy. We at Creative
Leaps want to reach out. We want to transmit life, hope and joy
through our work. In so doing, we believe that extraordinary things
are possible. And we really do believe that we can change the world.
this age of technology and light-speed progress, it is still
the human element of our endeavors that will determine
mitigate our failures, and catalyze our growth. The greatest strengths
of the arts—ingenuity, innovation, and imagination—speak
most directly to all that is human in ourselves. Those strengths
should never be under-estimated.
In our world, music is never just music. It is revolutionary.
It is the sound of ideas.
J. Cimino, Jr.,
President & CEO