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Life & Philosophy

Who-What-Where-Why

The history books will always tell you that the map is the territory or the painted image is the thing. But the representation is all illusory.

What makes reality is code of the brain, the neural pathways that convert the external world into something it can interpret.

It just so happens that all humans see things roughly the same. Our Who-What-Where-Why is replicable.

It’s the stories we tell ourselves and pass on that help us unstick from the prison of biology. Reflection and time perpetuate beliefs and traditions pass on, more so as they exaggerate reality. And the best part is that it’s all made up.

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Creativity

Rather unique

Photo by Wells Baum (Mexico City)

Building the tallest building is a matter of ego. Machismo drives a lot of design and innovation, as it does leadership.

But there’s always going to be a taller building, just as there’s still going to be the next innovative car or gadget.

Things can only stand out for so long before something else surpasses them, or they become normalized, like a commodity that everyone else can own (see the ownership of mirrors).

There are also more people in the world that own smartphones than toothbrushes.

When size and novelty fall aside, people only remember what’s unique. That’s why, no matter what size a book or painting or any design for that matter is, it’s about the content and its context.

It’s the story that matters more than (temporarily) standing out.

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Life & Philosophy Tech

Truth be told

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We tumble into memories, hyperbolizing the truth to make a story more remarkable.

Fiction is the art of selling lies.

Did the apple really hit Isaac Newton’s head? Perhaps in his imaginary anticipation. He often sat around apple trees to gather string and ponder.

But what if we recorded the tale as it happened?

Notes exist, and the stories persist because the event wasn’t worth remembering in the first place.

Permanency lies within the first act. Only the recorded replay reenacts. The rest is shareable serum.

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Arts Creativity

What are you going to do with all that inspiration?

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There’s a consumption period where you read books and articles or impulse-check Instagram or Twitter. Then there’s a thinking process where you take what you ingested and connect things (ideas, concepts, quotes, images, etc.after) to each other.

The doing is the hardest, which is why most people give up after the thinking part. Most creators think their work is original. It’s not; we steal from the artists that came before us.

“Beethoven depended on a Mozart to be a Beethoven. Picasso depended on a Cezanne. Without Michelson, there would be no Einstein” – James Altucher

The attempt to sell our output makes marketing the hardest. If you invent something comparable to the airplane or an online bookstore, be prepared to be misunderstood for a long time.

Not all consumers want to become artists and producers. In fact, the majority of people just want to look and move on. But if you stop once in a while, think about what you learned, you’d be surprised at what you have to contribute.

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Uncategorized

It doesn’t matter where you start, as long as you begin

It doesn’t matter where you start, as long as you begin.

Life is a sine wave.

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Arts Productivity & Work

The Art of Presentations

Keep it simple, top-line. No one wants to see all the details. They’d rather look at a few bullets or charts, hear you speak, and write down what they deem necessary.

Showing your work becomes more about what you omit than what you say, including the simplification of the rarely read appendix, so it too reflects your key findings in a digestible format.

Presentations are small products, stories, and art forms, just as is this blog post. They try to streamline complexity while also stirring curiosity and exciting action. The best presentations often leave more questions than answers.

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