As creative entrepreneurs, or any business owner for that matter, we have worn the stress and strife of constant business as a badge of effort. We understand on a visceral level that any spare time not spent on our business is an indication that we are not fully committed.
But according to Christian Jarrett in this article, what if we are being misguided? Here is an excellent read that sheds light on a different mind set. “Of course dedication and honest self-reflection are important, but studies are showing repeatedly that beating yourself up too often is counterproductive, as is excessive self-criticism. Rather, showing yourself kindness and respect isn’t being self-indulgent, it will help you overcome setbacks and find greater success.” Read the article here.
Chuck Slater writes: “It’s hard to say the exact moment when I think of Cozmo as an actual little creature. One minute he’s snoring on the table in his charging station, and the next he’s looking up at me with his bright, blinking, digital blue eyes. He wants to know my name. He challenges me to a game of “speed tap” (the first to tap his block when the colors match wins), sulking when he loses and raising his arms victoriously when he prevails.The $180 pet robot is so cute and vulnerable, you might love it more than your dog.” Read the full article here and I know you are going to WANT this as much as I do!
As branding is, fundamentally, just a form of communication, it will never disappear. And it shouldn’t. But the focus will shift. It will shift from branded products to branded places: stores and their owners who select and sell the products they like. Branded content camouflages what companies have been trying to do since time immemorial: Sell you stuff. This excellent article by Jasmine De Bruycker is an excellent 5-minute read worth your time. Read More Here >
Warren Berger (the author of the new book A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas) writes:
Brainstorming has developed a fraught reputation, perhaps deservedly so. When groups of people are thrown together and expected to come up with original ideas, there is often too much pressure to be creative—resulting in ideas that are anything but. (more…)