Minute Motivation

How to Read 200 Books a Year

There’s no secret when it comes to how to get smarter – you read. A lot. Really, that’s it. And if you don’t believe me, there’s a whole host of luminaries, from Warren Buffett and Bill Gates to Richard Branson and Barack Obama, who will tell you the same thing. But if building your brainpower is that Read More

Friday Five: Read More Books! Take More Walks! De-Stress! & More!

Happy Friday C615! Here’s a Friday Five round-up filled with some inspirational tips to end this work week on a high note! 1) “Methinks that the moment my legs began to move, my thoughts began to flow.”- Henry David Thoreau Research shows that walking helps with creative blocks, because the way we move our bodies Read More


At Center 615, we believe in open, modern spaces that encourage collaboration, innovation and engagement. This now popular open office model was met with resistance when conceived by a bold thinking architect over 20 years ago. In the early 90s, during the height of cubicle farming and maze-like offices, architect Gaetano Pesce began designing a Read More

Friday Five: Cool Creatives! Conquering Fears! & More!

The weekend is near! Friday has graced us with her presence again, C615! Cool creative people, tips to conquer our fears and a few more goodies to check out as you head into a blissful weekend. Norma Jeanne Maloney: From Truck Driver to Complete Creative Control After years of hopping around different cities and diving Read More

TUESDAY TALK: Wisdom from great writers on every year of life

Happy Tuesday, C615! Here’s a little wisdom from literary icons on this fine day. In his autobiography Burning the Days, James Salter wrote, “Life passes into pages if it passes into anything.” When journalist and avid reader Joshua Prager came across this line, a lightbulb went off. At the time, Prager was 37, mending an Read More

TUESDAY TALK: Two reasons companies fail – and how to avoid them

“Here are two reasons why companies fail: they only do more of the same, or they only do what’s new.” The balance between the two mindsets of “exploration” and “exploitation” is imperative to maintaining continuation of both innovation and growth. It’s possible to have too much of a good thing, using all of your resources Read More

Tuesday Talk: President Obama at SXSW Interactive

South by Southwest Interactive 2016 kicked off last week with a keynote interview by President Obama. The talk focused on bringing tech closely aligned with government in helping to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. President Obama says,”The most important office in a democracy is the office of citizen and right now with all Read More

Friday Five: Colors! Compliance! Weekend Plans! Lots of GIFS! And more!

Happy Friday, C615! We’ve gathered up some options for weekend plans, business advice and adorable cat GIFS to get your weekend started. Enjoy! Need Saturday night plans? Stop by Main Street Gallery for the second Saturday East Side Art Stumble featuring East Nashville based painter, Neale Farmer! Compliance is key. Catherine Spence, cofounder of Pomello Read More

TUESDAY TALK: Share Your Values and You’ll Share Success

Anil Dash is co-founder of, ThinkUp a brand new sort of app: one that offers meaningful perception into the way we use our social media accounts. When Facebook changed the gender identification button to offer more than just male and female, they made a couple million of their users feel more comfortable, while also sharing Read More

Friday Five: Silicon Valley Scrutiny, Streaming Magazines, Book Club Ideas, Vintage Designs and more!

Silicon Valley has been under heavy scrutiny in the past year. Treatment of minorities, specifically black people and women, within the tech world’s metropolis has been unjustly prejudiced. Time surveyed 200 Silicon Valley women in leadership positions to see how far that bias spread. The results showed deep-rooted biases, including “what we have come to Read More