Tag Archive | "Passion"

Love it beyond reason ’cause any resonable person would quit.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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Love it beyond reason ’cause any resonable person would quit.

"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart." - Steve Jobs

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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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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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Professional Ego Wrestling

Tuesday, November 9, 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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Why Do You Do What You Do; Why Should I Care?

Tuesday, October 12, 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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Crowdsourcing is Corporate Jargon

Monday, September 27, 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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Creative Distraction: Buggy Whip Makers Were in the Motivation Business

Thursday, May 13, 2010

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If you’re a creativity supplier be very proud of your steady revenue in the face of change. Either you’re a positioning genius in an unstable market or it just may be the quiet before a bigger storm.

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Get as Close to the Flame as You Can

Monday, May 10, 2010

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Get as Close to the Flame as You Can

Flame finding is your talent. Imagination is hot, execution is cold. The flame is illusive; if you must obsess about something, make it a flame search. "I think part of the process of this whole thing is to get as close to the flame as you can get without being burned" – Graham Nash

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Taking with Creative Director – Adam Cohen

Monday, March 15, 2010

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Taking with Creative Director – Adam Cohen

Meet Adam. He's determined to unite talent - his own. A first-class writer and a first-rate illustrator equals a great cartoonist. A great cartoonist makes an exceptional ad man, screen writer and film director. Listen to his insightful thoughts about creativity.

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