It feels like we’re constantly trying to convince ourselves that being creative is some type of magic act.
We look at the process of having new ideas as being so complex that it just can’t be understood. Or we attribute the process to an ethereal being, or to a science we don’t understand,…
The title of this interesting paper could be misleading. Shouldn’t it be “Why The Best CREATIVE Teams Might be Temporary”?
In my experience, the most efficient teams of consultants (going deeper, faster) are these who’ve been working together for a long time.
Left Brain, Right Brain:)
A strange, newly discovered particle could shrink a laptop computer’s hard drive to the size of a peanut and an iPod’s drive to the size of a rice grain. Read more
Focus is a funny thing.
When we’re focused – visually or mentally – we see exactly what’s important: the road ahead of us, the words we’re typing out, how a bent bristle of a paintbrush skews the stroke, where our ideas may fall short, and so on.
Focus allows us to be efficient, to clearly…
"Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent."
- Sophia Loren
Having a career as a creative (either as a thinker or maker) is a lot like the sport of rowing.
In rowing, you sit in your boat with your back facing the direction you’re moving in and the only way to propel yourself forward is to use everything you’ve got in order to pull two long paddles…
David Mielach says that to get your resume seen you should: Get as specific as possible, avoid tired phrases like the plague, and show—don’t tell—the hiring manager why you’re the person they need.
5 common resume blunders are:
- Using cliches.
- Including “References available upon requests.”
- Listing your ‘objective’ (your objective is to get the job).
- Making vague claims.
- Using qualitative descriptions.
Matt Watkinson “Getting It Right” (via peterspear)
Not innovation neither marketing, brands should focus on satisfaction.
It was said this past weekend that a cyberattack shut down the internet in parts of China. During the attack, internet users in the country were unable to access certain sites.
What’s interesting about this isn’t that the cyberattack happened, but that its an indication of the future to come….
The most important thing that you can work on today is figuring out who you (really) are, what you’re passionate about and how this should influence (and build) your personal brand and reputation. via Pocket