Executive Travel Magazine

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July/August 2012

How Travel Fuels Creativity is Business

In this issue of Executive Travel, we explore the connections between travel and creativity—first with a left-brain lens (the science), and then with a right-brain lens (personal experiences).


Your Brain on Travel—With the advent of functional MRI imaging, neuroscientists can see where creativity happens and can begin to explain why that aha! often happens on the road.


• Hotel company founder Chip Conley, entrepreneur and social media expert Peter Shankman and tech exec Byron Reese reflect on travel and creativity.


2012 Leading Edge Awards—Check out which companies Executive Travel readers consider the best and brightest in travel.

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Project management software raises work teams to new levels of efficiency.

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Behind the scenes of Hollywood North, the CEO of the McLean Group, gives an up-close-and-personal view of Vancouver.

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A change of scenery—even just a business trip—readies the traveler’s mind for creativity.
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Business travelers will find an efficient workforce, openness to foreign investment and a superb infrastructure in Asia’s powerhouse city-state.

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How to structure brainstorming meetings with techniques for maximum effectiveness.

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Pay with or donate airline miles via two startups.

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Business leaders set the tone for creative solutions.

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Our tips to get you started in vinyl records.

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New FAA rest rules designed to prevent pilot fatigue will change the way airlines schedule cockpit crews.

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Leadership today requires slowing down to assess and strategize.

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Hotel company founder Chip Conley reflects on travel and creativity.

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Entrepreneur and social media expert Peter Shankman reflects on travel and creativity.

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Tech exec Byron Reese reflects on travel and creativity.

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Neuroscience now shows both sides of the brain are needed for creativity.

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Executive Travel’s readers honor the companies that are getting it right on the road. Hats off to the winners of this year’s Leading Edge Awards.

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Three innovative executives reflect on how travel fuels their creativity.

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Shop online for a treasure from your favorite museum store.

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Chicago is no second city when it comes to restaurants for business travelers.

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Head to camp this summer to learn a craft from a creative master.

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Pull up to your hotel in style with these unique modes of ground transportation.

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