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Tenecia Brown
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Design thinking is about helping people and organizations to solve their problems for long-term satisfaction, not achieving efficiency for short-run gains.
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“Sit at the table.” If you don’t know the standard, how will you know to go above and beyond; if you don’t know what’s being said at the table, how will you prepare for an opportunity that could change your life? Always keep your hand up. Always have questions. Always show up. ~Sheryl Sanberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook
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What if the process of education were as intentionally crafted as the products of education (i.e., we always think about the book report or the final project, but not the path to get there). What if teachers were treated as designers?
What Schools Can Learn From Google, IDEO, and Pixar. The country's strongest innovators embrace creativity, play, and collaboration -- values that also inform their physical spaces. A community ab...
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Innovation requires three things: identifying what to do, figuring out how to do it, and assigning the task to the right people.
You Can't Innovate If You Ignore Your Real Problems. Struggling companies often look to momentary design solutions, but, Ziba's Sohrab Vossoughi warns, they won't succeed unless they embra...
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My sentiments exactly: "my guess is that something similar to this will be successfully deployed by a startup whose founder doesn't come from academia " ~Jason Bradfield (taken from the comments section of this post)
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The label, 'designer,' simply articulates the founder's intention to create systems and experiences that persuade people to do something. That will be the best indicator of who they are, not their titles or methods or definitions.
A New VC Model That Turns Designers, Not Techies, Into Startup CEOs. The Designer Fund angel-investor and mentoring network is meant to encourage entrepreneurial designers to get into the tech startup...
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“I think what I’ve always been after is the pursuit of working on a problem or an idea that really resonates with me – when it doesn’t feel like work, I know I have it” ~ Ilya Grigorik
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Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

- Steve Jobs
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Where can I buy this?
An Interactive Whiteboard For Bell Labs Maps A Century Of Innovation. A tool for researchers could help change the way ideas surface at one of the country's most venerable technology companies. Wh...
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"Enjoy living your life outside of the giant box full of people who wish they were outside of the box, but don't know how to be" ~ Marcus Troy
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"The greatest thing we can do, is to be great listener's and have empathy for your culture to understand what is the truth" ~ John Jay

*Originally seen on +Johnica Reed's facebook page
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  • University of Texas at Austin
    Public Relations, 2000 - 2005
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Global Ambassador for Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 (EBW2020) • Strategist • Philanthropist • Business Consultant • 1 Million Cups HOU Organizer • Houstonian • Texas Ex {Hook’Em}
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Tenecia N. Brown is an Event Producer and Strategist serving the philanthropic and not-for-profit community globally.


As the Creative Director of Social Grace, a curated experience concentrated on sponsorships and philanthropy, Tenecia manages each of her events with “Social Grace” as she develops a meaningful experience by connecting with each person individually, which in turn creates an environment that makes everyone feel like they belong in the room.


Social Grace specializes in Workshops, Meet and Greets, Book Signings, and Product Launches. Its mission is charged with creating a holistic, market-driven approach to event management that benefits philanthropic organizations.


Tenecia is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, a Business Consultant, Strategist, Global Ambassador for Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 (EBW2020) and a 1 Million Cups Houston Organizer. Tenecia was also a #YesWeCode Hackathon mentor during Essence Fest and her team won in the Best Market Validation Category

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