“How are you?” “Oh, you know, crazy busy.” If you find yourself responding like that, or if you find yourself dealing with lots of people who respond like that, then this blog post is a great read. >> Busyness is Not a Virtue : iDoneThis blog How do you deal with feelings of being crazy busy all the time? Or do you feel that way at … Continue reading Busyness is Not a Virtue
Throughout our lives we face critique — feedback from others about our work and behavior. How do we tell what feedback to take to heart, and what to disregard? Recently The 99 Percent featured an article about Criticism vs. Cynicism, which presents a lens through which to evaluate the responses we get from others. I thought it was well worth a read, especially if you’re … Continue reading Criticism vs. Cynicism
The 99 Percent presents an overview of Haruki Murakami’s memoirs, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. >> Link: Haruki Murakami: Talent Is Nothing Without Focus and Endurance :: Articles :: The 99 Percent Continue reading Haruki Murakami: Talent Is Nothing Without Focus and Endurance
In the spirit of their thought-provoking and funky radio show, Radiolab presents this short video about symmetry. Watch and you’ll understand. Very clever. Continue reading “Symmetry” from Radiolab
I’m a fan of IDEO, the “design consulting” firm that’s made a name for itself with multidisciplinary approaches to problem solving. Their OpenIDEO site throws challenge prompts out to the net at-large. One of their current challenges is rather big (“What global challenge do you think innovation leaders should work to solve right now?“), but also provides a chance to create some good food for … Continue reading OpenIDEO: What global challenge do you think innovation leaders should work to solve right now?
We’ve all been there: trying to come up with a great idea, or write a beautiful passage, or finish a project. And it seems that our brains cough up nothing but hot, dry air. The good folks at BBC put together a nice look at how great artists–especially musicians–dealt with their creative block. In this case, it’s most appropriate if I just let the original … Continue reading How great artists fought creative block