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March 24, 2015 8:11 AM

Email. You're Doing It Wrong. tagged “Creativity”

I suck at email. I think. It's a form of technology and communication that fascinates me. Fundamentally, email hasn't changed that much since it was first invented. Most of us still struggle with how we sort, file and keep conversations... Read more

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March 5, 201511:48 PM

Just Go To Work... To Work tagged “Creativity”

There is a favorite story of mine. We all have them. My favorite story (and, the one that motivates me the most) comes from Steven Pressfield. Whenever I am stuck, when I can't come up with ideas, when I'm worrying... Read more

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February 17, 201511:34 PM

What Does Great Work Look Like? tagged “Creativity”

Is what you are creating any great? Over the years, I have watched many super-creative people with amazing taste quit. They didn't push through. They didn't keep at it. For as many great bloggers that I follow today, I have... Read more

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February 4, 201511:50 PM

Business Lessons From A Grammy-Winning Bass Player tagged “Creativity”

Have you ever heard of Jerry Jemmott? It took me many years of playing the electric bass before I discovered who Jerry Jemmott was... and how important he was to the evolution of the bass and how players approach their... Read more

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January 13, 201511:37 PM

Sometimes Data Is Just Data tagged “Creativity”

So, how is all of that data working out for you? There have been two stories in the news that have truly captured my attention (and a lot of thought) over the past few weeks. The first one, is how... Read more

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January 8, 201511:23 PM

A New Podcast (From Me)... It's Not What You Think tagged “Creativity”

"So, who are you and what do you do?" For nearly a decade, I have started every single episode of my podcast, Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast, that way. There have been close to 450 weekly... Read more

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December 18, 201411:02 PM

The Point Of Creativity In Business tagged “Creativity”

The point of creativity in business is to tell and/or sell. For some reason, the statement above is seen (by many) as some kind of defamation of creativity. A bastardization of the what art is. The proverbial selling of the... Read more

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December 12, 201411:47 PM

How To Generate A Lot Of Creative Ideas Quickly. tagged “Creativity”

How often do you watch something twice that you have seen online? It doesn't happen often for me. In fact, I often have a hard time finishing a video on YouTube that I'm interested in, because there's something on the... Read more

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October 31, 2014 8:45 PM

The Biz Of Twitter tagged “Creativity”

Twitter has one of the most fascinating beginnings. The story of how Twitter came to be is a fascinating one. It's a melting pot of culture, technology, creativity, design and more. It's the story of people who were not afraid... Read more

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October 2, 201411:00 PM

Music As Your Therapy And Your Inspiration tagged “Creativity”

What music is on your iPhone? I often (half-jokingly) tell people that if something should happen to me, I'm worried that my playlists will be discovered on my iPhone, and that I will be made fun of. I love very... Read more

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September 19, 201410:08 PM

Your Brand And The Amazing Spiderman tagged “Creativity”

Last week, I went to the Montreal ComicCon. It was crazy, It wasn't San Diego ComicCon crazy, but it was crazy. Over 50,000 people took part over one weekend. It's a number that I just can't wrap my head around.... Read more

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August 28, 201411:53 PM

Be A Designer Of Something tagged “Creativity”

Some people don't think that they are creative. I don't agree. I believe that everyone is creative in their own way. Some people don't think that they're job is all that creative. I don't agree. I believe that every job... Read more

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August 15, 2014 5:03 PM

How To Think And Be A Creator tagged “Creativity”

Are you an Entrepreneur? Are you entrepreneurial? There is an implied pressure on people in the workplace today, that if you're not an entrepreneur, you are resolved to a life that includes frequently being at risk of being fired. It's... Read more

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July 8, 2014 8:14 AM

How To Be Inspired At Work tagged “Creativity”

It's 7 am. I'm sitting in a coffee shop right around the corner from my office. It's easy to read between the lines. It's easy to think that someone is a workaholic. It's easy to make assumptions (must be single,... Read more

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July 2, 2014 8:09 AM

How To Make Everything You Say A Treasure To Your Audience tagged “Creativity”

My first time attending the TED conference was a bit of a disaster. In fact, it's a miracle that I ever went back. I was not prepared for the experience and I didn't really know anybody who was attending. That... Read more

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June 27, 2014 8:22 PM

The Myths Of Creativity tagged “Creativity”

Are you creative? It's a funny question to ask, isn't it? In my experience, people usually answer this question without thinking too much about it. Yes, I'm creative. No, I'm not creative. It took me a long time to get... Read more

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June 11, 201411:03 PM

So You Think You Can Be A Marketer tagged “Creativity”

What do you think it takes to make it as a marketer? The answer used to be a lot easier. Most people entering into the profession of marketing did so because they weren't happy somewhere else. They got their law... Read more

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June 3, 201410:31 AM

Is Your Work Your Hobby? tagged “Creativity”

I tried to take electric bass lessons. It didn't last long. I know so many people who attempt to start playing an instrument once they have an established career, kids, some sense of security, and it never takes. You don't... Read more

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May 22, 201411:41 PM

What Mad Men Skills Do You Need To Rock Your Marketing? tagged “Creativity”

We talk a lot about Mad Men. We talk a lot about Math Men. (I prefer Mad People and Math People). There is no question that marketers are increasingly required to better understand data, analytics, technology and yes, even math.... Read more

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May 16, 2014 5:01 PM

The Business Of Creativity tagged “Creativity”

It's the question we all want answered: where does creativity comes from (and how can I get me some of it!)? I would be open to argue that creativity is a team sport. While one person may be the lightning... Read more

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