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The Messy Middle by Scott Belsky

Every advance reveals a new shortcoming. Your job is to endure the lows and optimize the highs to achieve a positive slopewithin the jaggedness of the messy middle — so that, on average, every low is less low than the one before it, and every subsequent high is a little higher. Scott Belsky, The Messy Middle: Finding Your Way Through the […]

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Scott Belsky: ‘A labor of love always pays off.’

“A labor of love always pays off.” — Scott Belsky  

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Remain Skeptical

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Doubt on purpose.  Doubt in order to jump start different thinking and experiment, rising above the ordinary. Narrow-mindedness is accepting things by default. Life requires diversity which begets progress. Nevertheless, skepticism is only one step one in redefining existence. […]

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99U’s Manage Your Day-to-Day

Want to stay creative in the age of digital distraction? Below are some of my favorite highlights from Manage Your Day-to-Day from the folks at 99U. Grethen Rubin on the “Power of Frequency” Often folks achieve their best work by grinding out the product. Creativity arises from a constant churn of ideas, and one of […]

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Sharing Is The New Networking

With the rise of collaborative business practices and professionally-geared social networks, sharing has become a better form of networking. Digital relationships are your starting place. What you share makes people interested in you. People can also tell when you try to impress. Phonies get caught avatar or not. Social networking pushes expression. This audacity translates […]

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Transcript: Creativity and the Everyday Brain

“Brainstorming is the worst thing you can do. The main reason why is because of this process of trying out strange new ideas versus when you put people together in a room, almost invariably they will try to conform socially. So you will get creative ideas, but you won’t get as creative when people are […]

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