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Hone Your Creative Edge.

The time to flex your creative muscles in the real world is now. 

Right now.

Not after you graduate. Not when it's convenient. 

Just like you wouldn't wait until after the concert to practice, or paint a canvas after the exhibition, you won't wait until graduation to work on your career. Being an entrepreneur means you are taking charge of your life.

Whether it's a concept you haven't seen anyone do anywhere else or an itch to touch a part of your dream you haven't experienced yet, the time is now to take your idea, your talent, and your career to the next level. 

AME offers up powerful systems of thought and practice that exist in the overlap of different worlds. The program is designed to help synthesize and create value from those differences.

Without empathy, we don't know if the people we're trying to reach are actually being reached. This applies to everything from corporate leadership to an artistic shared experience via a performance or exhibition.
 
Without empathy, we don't know if the people we're trying to reach are actually being reached. This applies to everything from corporate leadership to an artistic shared experience via a performance or exhibition.
Without empathy, we don't know if the people we're trying to reach are actually being reached. This applies to everything from corporate leadership to an artistic shared experience via a performance or exhibition.
Edge Effect is an ecological phenomenon describing greater diversity of life where two ecosystems meet. This overlap, called the interface or ecotone, sees not only species from both ecosystems but unique species not found in either.   The notion of exploring not only central, dominant ideas but rather pushing to the edges where it overlaps with the energy of other systems has guided the creative process of some of our greatest artists (from Bela Bartok to Vincent van Gogh to cellist Yo-Yo Ma).   This is one of the lenses used in AME as part of a powerful framework to understand opportunities, the creative process, and the importance of artistic empathy.   Furthermore, this unique ecotone we are creating within the program pervades not only what we teach, but how the program has been designed.

The Edge Effect

Edge Effect is an ecological phenomenon describing greater diversity of life where two ecosystems meet. This overlap, called the ecotone, sees not only species from both ecosystems but unique species not found in either -- leading to greater biodiversity. This is an inspiring example of creativity in the natural world.

The notion of exploring not only central, dominant ideas but rather pushing to the edges where they overlap with the energy of other systems has guided the creative process of some of our greatest artists (from Bela Bartok to Vincent van Gogh to cellist Yo-Yo Ma). 

This lens of exploration is used in AME as part of a powerful framework to understand opportunities, the creative process, and the importance of artistic empathy. 

Furthermore, this unique ecotone we are creating within the program pervades not only what we teach, but how the program has been designed.