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Creativity Quotes Tech

MLK’s Tech Revolution

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“There can be no gainsaying of the fact that a great revolution is taking place in the world today. In a sense it is a triple revolution: that is, a technological revolution, with the impact of automation and cybernation; then there is a revolution in weaponry, with the emergence of atomic and nuclear weapons of warfare; then there is a human rights revolution, with the freedom explosion that is taking place all over the world. Yes, we do live in a period where changes are taking place”.

— Martin Luther King Jr.

Prescient, a man that saw the intersection of freedom and technology.

Imagine the power of his words in 140 characters.

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Writing

Blogging tip: Write Every Day, Publicly

Seth Godin encourages everyone to write every day, publicly (i.e. blog):

Do it every day. Every single day. Not a diary, not fiction, but analysis. Clear, crisp, honest writing about what you see in the world. Or want to see. Or teach (in writing). Tell us how to do something.

Here’s my extra tip. Read one paper in the morning, all your Tweets and RSS feeds, and elaborate on an idea or story, you found interesting. Give your post context and link to the source of inspiration.

Don’t have a blog yet?

It seriously takes about a minute to set up a blog on WordPress. You can also sign up to Bluehost for 1-click WordPress installation.

The longer you wait, the more likely it’s never going to happen. Search for any domain name below to get started.

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Writing

Seth Godin on Books, Marketing, Blogging, The Domino Project, and Some Advice

On writing books:  A book is a block of thought that is more likely to change a person’s thought, like hypnosis.

On marketing:  There are 2 main marketing strategies, (1) spreading a consistent and disciplined message like McDonald’s has for over 40 years and (2) creating an art form out of passion and then selling it to the passes, such as Howard Schultz obsession with the Italian espresso.

On blogging:  Blog for the long haul and don’t over-explain, leave some stuff open-ended to make readers think.

On Godin’s Domino Project:  A manifesto is a book as short as you can make it, that is shareable and revolutionary.  Let people steal and implement the ideas in it.

And some advice:  We’re in the midst of the death of the Industrial Revolution and the factory, the people that will be remembered are doing work that matters and clearing up the chaos we see today.

Listen/Download the entire interview by clicking here.