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Permission to Suck 2010 Reading List w/ Author’s Video

2. December 2010

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Permission to Suck 2010 Reading List w/ Author’s Video

These are some of the titles that contributed to the thinking behind Permission To Suck. Each title is accompanied by the author's video and a live link to the book title.

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Part 3 – Permission To Suck / Talent Zoo Interview

28. November 2010

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Part 3 – Permission To Suck / Talent Zoo Interview

Companies love predictable results because they can manage them. Creativity isn’t like that; it’s messy, surprising, and unpredictable with every stroke of brilliance. I’m much more apt to respond to a “creative culture” in a positive way than to “creative process”.

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Part II – Permission To Suck / Talent Zoo Interview

23. November 2010

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Part II – Permission To Suck / Talent Zoo Interview

I use the term creativity a lot because it’s what communicates well but it’s a little like saying, “do you believe in God?” – what the hell does that mean anyway? The safest thing is to say, yes – then define God in your own terms. “Be creative” – it’s in you, define it yourself.

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Revisiting Permission to Suck and Listening to Springsteen

18. November 2010

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Revisiting Permission to Suck and Listening to Springsteen

Early on we were lamenting about how hard it can be to try something new because after a long career there is a tendency to feel as though every new thing has to be a masterpiece. It feels as though your reputation rides on your next photo or your next song; one false move and you’re discovered for a fraud.

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Professional Ego Wrestling

9. November 2010

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Professional Ego Wrestling

Professional creatives perform a near constant wrestling match with ego. In crowded fields of talent, ego is all at once responsible for relentlessly pushing a creative vision and crushing it to death.

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Autonomous Linchpins Motivated to find Creativity in Liquid Networks

26. October 2010

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Autonomous Linchpins Motivated to find Creativity in Liquid Networks

My life is a trial of slow hunch and error; semi-baked ideas patiently awaiting resolution. Epiphanies are ideas that move suddenly from semi to mostly baked after a slow burn and ultimately rely on staying connected to adjacent possibilities to facilitate the serendipity of adaptive re-purposing.

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Why Do You Take Photographs?

19. October 2010

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Why Do You Take Photographs?

Call it our passion but if you’re anything like me, it’s mostly taken for granted until discovering a void. If I'm selling my value and forget my "WHY", then my cause is lost. Here's me starting with "WHY".

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Why Do You Do What You Do; Why Should I Care?

12. October 2010

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Why Do You Do What You Do; Why Should I Care?

“Why” is your deepest inside stuff. If you don't know why you do what you do, how can you expect others to believe in you; why should they care? Actions without a cause don’t accumulate followers.

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Julian Lennon

5. October 2010

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From Sunday Morning’s interview on CBS, “Look around you, if those who have it tougher than you can get on, the least you can do is honor them by doing it yourself.”

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Crowdsourcing is Corporate Jargon

27. September 2010

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Crowdsourcing is Corporate Jargon

Crowdsourcing is tainted so let's gift it to corporations for their Power Point presentations. It's Jargon. It's not evil, but let’s get real, crowdsourcing isn’t innovation as much as novelty. We need to look past crowdsourcing.

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