Love this post by Seth Godin. ********************** A wrapped present is transformed when it is opened. Anticipation turns into information, and frequently, one is worth far more than the other. Too often, we overlook the value of imagination and dreams and the _____. We figure, as marketers or managers or leaders or engineers that all we have to do is meet the spec, fill in the blank and...
It’s not because you don’t do concerts that you can’t play the piano.– Alexis Jenni, 48-year-old high school biology teacher and surprise winner of France’s top literary prize, quoted in “When Does a Writer Become a Writer?” (He’s keeping his day job, by the way.)
Interactive Guitar Pedal Art Installation by David...
I love this video of Cindy Gallop’s Black Apartment set to sound bites of her personal philosophy. It’s bold, brilliant, bizarre, badass, and beautiful! My favorite quote of hers: “I like to blow shit up. I am the Michael Bay of business.”
Being cheerful is really no recipe to get down to work: nothing happens until...– Alain de Botton
Don’t play everything (or overtime). What you don’t play can be more important...– Thelonius Monk
Godzilla’s radioactive breath and low-budget special effects were campy to...– From Evan Osnos’ excellent article, Letter from Fukushima: The Fallout, in the October 17, 2011 issue of The New Yorker
People who think the Web is killing off serendipity are not using it correctly.– Steven Johnson talking about his online research techniques (via austinkleon)
Reading is in fact extremely interactive from a neurological point of view. Your...– Margaret Atwood (via austinkleon)
If there’s any excuse at all for making a record, it’s to do it...– Glenn Gould in a 1968 interview captured on Volume 1 of The Glenn Gould Legacy. HT @beekernortham at CreativeMornings London.
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did...– Steve Jobs
People speculate whether Apple has a future without Steve Jobs. I’m not worried,...– Design legend Philippe Starck on Steve Jobs. Related, Starck’s TED talk is one of the finest, most compelling TED talks of all time. (via curiositycounts)
Don’t strive to make your presence noticed, make your absence felt.– Unknown
An interview really should be a surprise, an excursion into unexpected terrain.– Errol Morris on the art of the interview (via austinkleon)
I absolutely love this video for the new iPhone app Duet, brought to you by the brilliant folks at Crush + Lovely. Let’s dance!
Other people’s words are the bridge you use to cross from where you were to...– Zadie Smith, “Other People’s Words, Part One,” in Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays (via)
My working method has more often than not involved the subtraction of weight.– Italo Calvino, from the Lightness essay in Six Memos for the Next Millennium