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Dear Customer, Should I Be Doing This?

14. March 2011

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If you're like me, you ask yourself, "should I be doing this" way too often. Here's a good reminder from jazz composer Maria Schneider of the proper answer.

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As Follow-up: Heather Elder Get’s A Return Letter From an Art Producer

10. March 2011

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Dear Rep. - An open letter from an art producer. Another read worth seeing over at Heather Elder's Blog. It's the answer to her open letter to Art Buyers.

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Overcoming Brand Bias When You’re in a Smaller Market – Rohit Deshpande

9. March 2011

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Rohit Deshpande, Harvard Business School professor, describes ways that emerging market companies can overcome consumer bias against their products.

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Heather Elder’s Open Letter to Art Buyers

8. March 2011

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Dear Art Buyers, We have been working together for over 15 years now, have grown professionally together and have become good friends.

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Scent Vacation :: Old Spice Behind the Scenes

4. March 2011

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Isaiah Mustafa is the man you'd like your man to smell like in this fascinating behind the scenes look at the filming of the Old Spice "Scent Vacation" spot.

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Creativity and The Super Bowl

4. February 2011

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Local (to me) Advertising Agency – McKinney - gave 10% of Ben Eckerson’s creative time to the Steelers – long time target of his football affections.

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I’m Still Waiting for Artistic Brilliance from Web 2.Open Sources – You Got Anything?

17. January 2011

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Following the PermissionToSuck.com post from Jan. 4 about Jaron Lanier, I've had regular conversations, both online and off, about sources of creative artistic brilliance. I'm beginning to think true creative brilliance comes from a closed system - but I'm still open. Waiting.

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Sir Ken Robinson: The RSA Animate version of his ideas about creative education

2. January 2011

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Sir Ken Robinson's ideas about education holds true throughout our lives. Watch this and tell me you haven't experienced at least some of his ideas yourself.

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Avoiding Group Think

29. December 2010

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Osborn's brainstorm as practiced nearly everywhere I've been is mostly worthless and definitely costly measured in a Man Hour : Fresh Idea ratio.

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Not So Much Advice as Fact: Godin’s First Rule on Doing Work That Matters

26. December 2010

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If you quit when getting rejected or hitting a rough patch, then you won't be up for the hard work it takes when your ideas starts getting traction.

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