Monthly Archives: June 2010

Selfishness and the Power and Paucity of Collective Imagination

Selfishness is such an ugly human trait.  And yet, we live in an economic system that mandates it.  It is required by law.  We must all be in it for ourselves, crushing every rival and obstacle underfoot, in the relentless … Continue reading

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The Perils of Specialization

We’ve all heard the old saw: “jack of all trades, master of none”. For the longest time, it has been used as an exhortation to specialize. OK, there is something to be said for mastering a skill, but who says … Continue reading

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Creating When You Don’t Feel Like It

This subject has been touched on before in this blog, but I wanted to expand on the ideas previously discussed. Some people, when they don’t feel in the mood or are feeling tired, depressed or ill or sad, take that … Continue reading

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My Favourite Pablo Picasso Quotes

Quotes from one of my favourite artists, one of the few genuine iconoclasts of the twentieth century: “Action is the foundational key to all success.” “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows … Continue reading

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How To Have a Good Idea

It has been said many times before, but to have a good idea, you have to have a lot of ideas.  But how do you do that?  Here’s a fun way to go about it: Empathise – Get inside the … Continue reading

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Magical Music

I have always felt there is some magical power about music, but I have recently heard some applications of music that surprised even me. Music, to me, is an essential element in helping me think clearly.  I find music to … Continue reading

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A Question of Attitude

Record companies are on the ropes; there is no doubt about it. While some musicians are actually making more money now through live appearances and merchandising, thanks to the promotional value of digital downloads, the record companies, on the whole, … Continue reading

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