"Innovation comes from long-term thinking and iterative execution."




helloyoucreatives:

Don’t wait to create or make something. We learn by doing, by trying and making mistakes. Perfect your creativity by living it. 

helloyoucreatives:

Don’t wait to create or make something. 

We learn by doing, by trying and making mistakes. Perfect your creativity by living it. 




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The key to being creative, in any field, be it scientific, technical, or business, in the 21st century definitely requires a certain comfort level in technology. But the best way to harness the power of computers doesn’t reside in coding – it resides in letting computers do the grunt computational work that humans are bad at, so that humans can focus on the creative, problem solving work that computers are bad at.

And if you want to foster those creative, problem solving skills, the solution isn’t learning to code – it’s learning to paint. Or play an instrument. Or write poetry. Or sculpt. The field doesn’t matter: the key thing is that if you want to foster your own innovative creativity, the best way to do it is to seriously pursue an artistic endeavor.

In the history of the Nobel Prize, nearly every Laureate has pursued the arts. According to research by psychologists Michele and Robert Root-Bernstein, “almost all Nobel laureates in the sciences actively engage in arts as adults. They are twenty-five times as likely as the average scientist to sing, dance, or act; seventeen times as likely to be a visual artist; twelve times more likely to write poetry and literature; eight times more likely to do woodworking or some other craft; four times as likely to be a musician; and twice as likely to be a photographer.”

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A newspaper blackout poem.

Important to remember.

(via @austinkleon)

A newspaper blackout poem.

Important to remember.

(via @austinkleon)




"To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess, is likely to make us do much harm."

Friedrich August von Hayek, in his Economics Nobel Prize lecture: The Pretense of Knowledge



"Serving Those Who Serve Others" Simon Sinek interview by Jonathan Fields

A different way to do business. And I might argue, the only way. This is 52m worth watching.

(via @cp_eh)




"Until the present makes you more uncomfortable than the future, you won’t be ready to change. Because it takes that much energy."

yours truly



“Your app makes me fat”


There is serious gold in here. Check out the article linked above. A small snippet:


“That one new feature you added? That sparkly, Techcrunchable, awesome feature? What did it cost your user? If the result of your work consumes someone’s cognitive resources, they can’t use those resources for other things that truly, deeply matter. This is NOT about consuming their time and attention while they’re using your app. This is about draining their ability for logical thinking, problem-solving, and willpower after the clicking/swiping/gesturing is done.”

Your app makes me fat


There is serious gold in here. Check out the article linked above. A small snippet:


“That one new feature you added? That sparkly, Techcrunchable, awesome feature? What did it cost your user? If the result of your work consumes someone’s cognitive resources, they can’t use those resources for other things that truly, deeply matter. This is NOT about consuming their time and attention while they’re using your app. This is about draining their ability for logical thinking, problem-solving, and willpower after the clicking/swiping/gesturing is done.”




19m talk by Seth Godin entitled “Backwards”.

There is so much good stuff in here, I don’t know where to begin, so I’ll have to come back later to make notes. Suffice it to say, find a few moments if you can, and watch. :)

(via @mgwcpa547, via swissmiss | CreativeMornings with Seth Godin)




The Art of Stress-Free Productivity: David Allen at TEDxClaremontColleges


Some great points he emphasizes:


—Crisis can produce a calm that comes from complete focus/engagement and leads to making intuitive decisions instantly


—Getting things done is not about getting things done; it’s about being appropriately engaged in each thing


—The more something is on your mind, the more you’re not making progress on it; it means you haven’t put it into a system that you trust to resolve it


—We need a balance of perspective and control so that instead of being a victim, crazy-maker, or micro-manager, we become captain and commander


—“Nature does not hurry anything, yet gets everything accomplished”


—#1: Get it out of your head - write everything down so it stops draining your psychological energy


—#2: For anything that takes more than one step, clarify the outcomes, and identify the next concrete action


—#3: Create maps so you can see the big picture and enable good intuitive decisions


—#4: Course correct at periodic intervals


Of course, there’s more, so be sure to check out the full 22m - hope you enjoy!


(by TEDxTalks)




The Levi Effect: The untold story of professional cyclist Levi Leipheimer. Official Trailer. from Bike Monkey INC on Vimeo.

"If you get too emotional about everything, it’s just too hard. You’re like a salmon swimming upstream against your emotions. I guess I think more about how I want to look back on it, and then, there was something on the other end of that that made it all worthwhile." -Levi Leipheimer, cyclist

(via The Levi Effect)




Looks like others are also talking about changing the accounting model (no surprise really). :)


Check out the above 5m video giving a quick look at the Integrated Reporting model, and the International Integrated Reporting Council guiding it.


If you’re curious to learn more, some literature released from the IIRC includes “Business Leaders: What You Need to Know”, “The Pilot Programme 2012 Yearbook”, and the “Consultation Draft of the International Framework”.


The Consultation Draft is actually open to comments right now through July 15, so you can make your voice heard.


(via PwC)




I missed this talk at the 2013 MACPA Innovation Summit, but saw a lot of good tweets coming out of it. So glad to see it online - 7 minutes you’ll surely enjoy, as Jennifer Elder tells you how to innovate like a 5 year old.

(via BizLearning)




What is Apple’s design philosophy? Watch this 1.5m video.

(Intention - Designed by Apple; via swissmiss)