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Interview with Creative Soul – Rhiannon Giddens

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

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Interview with Creative Soul – Rhiannon Giddens

Wait. Who is that singing? I take some pride in my early discovery: At Ribfest 2005, September at Five County Stadium, Zebulon, NC., while there to support the featured band – good friends, great band – and, oh yeah, eat some ribs – surprise – a magnificent voice stopped our tracks dead. Rhiannon Giddens – more »

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Dear Customer, Should I Be Doing This?

Monday, March 14, 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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The Art of Idea Execution

Thursday, March 3, 2011

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The Art of Idea Execution

According to Frans Johansson, research tells us that the single strongest correlation between innovator success is the number of ideas they try to make happen. Example: Einstein published 240 unreferenced papers. That’s 240:1.

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Why It’s So Hard To Make Things From Scratch

Monday, January 24, 2011

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Why It’s So Hard To Make Things From Scratch

It’s easy to be obsessed with building a toaster and forget that all we need is toasted bread.

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

Monday, January 17, 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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Brene Brown on The Power of Vulnerability

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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Brene Brown on The Power of Vulnerability

Leaning into discomfort, it’s what the creative professional does if they plan to be successful. Brene Brown, researcher, storyteller and TED presenter, helps explain why we’re so miserable except for when we do.

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Creativity is Interesting, Virtuosity is Inspiring

Monday, December 6, 2010

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Creativity is Interesting, Virtuosity is Inspiring

Well… to be honest, I’m getting little tired of hearing about how creative I must be; F%$# you, I’ll be who I am – you go and be fresh and new and different, I’m going to concentrate on being a better me. I want to be a virtuoso.

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Part 3 – Permission To Suck / Talent Zoo Interview

Sunday, November 28, 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

Tuesday, November 23, 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

Thursday, November 18, 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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