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Write your way to the life you want with Writers Work

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Not all those who wander are lost  ✈️ 🗺️

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Scratch (off) the world

 

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Business Culture

Becoming Amazon-proof

Amazon buffets the shores of brick and mortar retailers. No business is Amazon-proof. No business is sacred in the internet-era.

We have to assume that everything we do today will at some point be replaced by something quicker, cheaper, and more personalized.

Dumping the problems on tomorrow will get us rekt.

How do we remain anti-fragile?

The first thing Darwin’s finches did was grow adaptive beaks. They survived by optimizing their behavior for the micro-market. Some formed specialized beaks just for eating seeds, other grubs, buds and fruit, and insects.

Specialization prolonged their survival.

Sure, the big companies have all the data. But their experience at harvesting attention often fails to attract the customer in search of a unique experience.

People want to consume things they talk about. And they don’t always want Starbucks.

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Craving wilderness/Out to Live

More ‘inspiration boost’ patches from the [easyazon_link keywords=”Asilda Store” locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Asilda Store[/easyazon_link].

One of the main benefits of walking in nature is that trees inspire feelings of awe./ [easyazon_link identifier=”B01I4RSHP0″ locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Craving Wilderness Embroidered Sew or Iron-on Patch[/easyazon_link]

Craving Wilderness Embroidered Sew or Iron-on Patch
Craving Wilderness Embroidered Sew or Iron-on Patch

Disconnect and live a little./ [easyazon_link identifier=”B017GI0HJ2″ locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Out to Live Glow in the Dark Outdoor Embroidered Sew or Iron-on Patch[/easyazon_link]

Out to Live Glow in the Dark Outdoor Embroidered Sew or Iron-on Patch
Out to Live Glow in the Dark Outdoor Embroidered Sew or Iron-on Patch

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Van Gogh: ‘These waves are claws, the boat is caught in them, you can feel it.’

Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai finished his most famous work, The Great Wave, at the age of 71. #ocean #art #waves #doorcurtain #interior #house #apartment
The Great Wave off Kanagawa Door Way Curtain (Amazon)

Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai finished his most famous work, The Great Wave, at the age of 71. Upon seeing the print, Van Gogh remarked: “These waves are claws, the boat is caught in them, you can feel it.”

Read about Hokusai’s great wave: a lesson in persistence

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Inspiration boost patches: You can’t delegate thinking/Offline is the new luxury

Digging these tech-related ‘inspiration boost’ patches from the Asilda Store.

Never outsource your chance to think (i.e. Google the answers). / You Can’t Delegate Thinking Embroidered Sew or Iron-on Patch

Never underestimate a good walk in nature. / Offline is The New Luxury Embroidered Sew or Iron-on Patch

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We attach meaning to things, and things to meaning: endow them one way or another as if to prove to ourselves that we are who we are; this life really happened; we really have traveled this far in time and space.

— Dinah Lenney explains how objects shape our lives.
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Simple is best

Some people think simplification is the automatic exclusion of certain parts, a cheat to reach a faster conclusion. But that view is too short-sighted. Most of the time simplification is actually the deduction of unnecessary parts.

You can’t simplify without knowing all the pieces at play first. The artist considers every component and every tool in the beginning and then uses only what’s most important. The artist sets constrictions and works backward.

Simplicity is the bold attempt to do what works best, to minimize and remove complexity for the end-user.

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Creativity Culture

Producing for the masses

We live in the dawn of personalization, where aggregate data gathered through apps, social media behavior, and web surfing should be able to personalize our experience for just about anything. Diversity gets rewarded with stuff that you and only you, like. #gif
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Making for the masses taints the quality of the product.

The majority of people appreciate what they get. They may even vote it up. Some people recognize the overt standardization and consume just to conform. It’s not worth tailoring a dish when it’s faster to eat what you’re served to survive.

We live in the dawn of personalization, where aggregate data gathered through apps, social media behavior, and web surfing should be able to personalize our experience for just about anything. Diversity gets rewarded with stuff that you and only you, like.

Still, there will be times when your choice is pre-determined along with everyone else’s, and there’s no way to order what you really like.

Standardization makes it easier for the makers to control consumption. All the ingredients and dish sizes are the same. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think everything is meant to be made and consumed in bulk.

No one has the same tastes, but most people have the same expectations. Demand better. Customization is the key to satisfaction.

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2012 Global Brand Simplicity

Top 10 US brands rated by simplicity (value, innovation, customer recommendation):

Simple is smart.