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Elastic Minds: What are you thinking?

Elastic minds are creatives who reimagine ways to create businesses, define how people engage in learning, and create tools to change markets. People who possess the ability to think elastically produce game-changing outcomes that are available globally.

Creative abilities are highly desired attributes by most people. Musicians, artists, and business innovators are highly admired by people with an appreciation for achievements beyond the ordinary. In popular culture, fans celebrate the performance of others to the point of devotion. Most of the people we admire often have the gift of the elastic mind. People with elastic minds have the ability to hit the winning basket during a basketball game, sing with grace and feelings, or innovate the next technology that changes the business landscape. The skills of the elastic mind are, at times, the gifts we’re born with or the results of sweat and tears. Either way, we have the “can do” attitude that empowers the creative and innovative spirit within.

About the Author(s)
Dave Cornelius

Dr. Dave Cornelius is the founder of the 5 Saturdays program and leads the group’s Leadership Council. In addition to being a published author and speaker, Dave is an experienced IT and business professional and a globally recognized lean and agile catalyst who empowers others to achieve their very best. He specializes in coaching, training, and leading co-located and distributed teams to deliver quality innovations from concept to cash. Dr. Dave held leadership roles where he helped transform IT into a partnership with other groups within an organization. Dave holds a doctorate in management (IS/IT emphasis), a master’s degree in business administration, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science. His professional certifications include public speaking (Toastmasters DTM), product management (PMC II), project management (PMP), agility practices (PMI-ACP, CSP, SPC), IT service management (ITIL v3), and process optimization (SSBB). Learn more about Dave by visiting or on LinkedIn at You also can follow Dave on Twitter @DrCorneliusInfo. Learn more about our on-demand Agile and Design Thinking courses at

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