Bill Hinsch is an internationally known artist. He has over twenty-five years of experience working in learning and training as a Concept artist. His experiences includes stints as a Newspaper Art Director, Creative Director, and as founder of two companies, most notably at Root Learning where he co-created the Learning Map methodology used in multinational companies to communicate strategy to employees.
Bill has variously been a Newspaper Graphics Editor, Information artist, portrait painter, political cartoonist, graphic designer, art director and business owner. In 1990 Bill joined Root Publishing in Perrysburg Ohio, where he and Randy Root co-developed the Learning Map concept. In 1992 they formed Root Learning which today is a powerhouse in the Learning and Training industry. In Bill’s time there he did over 500 projects, visualizing the strategies of most of the Fortune 500 companies. Bill left Root Learning in 2006 and founded Learning Visuals, an organization that helps companies and consultancies further the Learning Map methodology.
Bill’s career as a professional artist and communicator has spanned 5 decades. He is wholly self taught and has paintings hang 3 museums and a number of private collections around the world. His work for the Air Force, painting generals and aviation pioneers, has been a notable lifetime achievement.
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When business started difficulties overcame:
Well there were many I mean, first of all there was no much knowledge about how to actually start a business and run it. I had seen businesses up close and personal by virtue of the work but really the mechanisms and how you start. You know for instance capital. When I started it was just before the crash of 2008 and money might have been available to get to start my business…[Listen for More]
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“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results” Albert Einstein
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Best Advice to Other Entrepreneurs:
“I think hang in there and don’t let unsuccess deter you. And if you have that little nest egg I talked about and you believe in your idea I think if you stick with it an audience will find you, you know somebody will respond and then before you know it you’ve got a lot of people responding. So don’t grow by what the crowd says or if people are dissing you, you know try to believe in what you are doing. On the other hand if it proves not to be as not being successful for you don’t hesitate to move into a different area, right? Sometime serendipitously you can uncover things on your road”…[Listen for More]
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Neil’s Quote at the Beginning:
“Anyone who agrees to be interviewed must decide where to draw the line between what is public and what is private. But the line can shift, depending on who is asking the questions. What puts someone on guard isn’t necessarily the fear of being ‘found out.’ It sometimes is just the fear of being misunderstood.” Terry Gross