Monthly Archives: June 2011

What You Care About Is Crucial

I’ve spent a working lifetime bringing things into existence that didn’t exist before.  I’ve been making things for a long time and I have noticed something crucial about collaborative efforts, whether they are software development, large art projects, the recording … Continue reading

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Time Vampires

There are calls on our time, either externally-imposed or self-inflicted, that can really get in the way of being productive and creative.  I would be the last to advocate a hermitic existence.  I think contact with people is vital to … Continue reading

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Out of Date, Out of Time

This tweet appeared on my Twitter account today (unwanted, I might add – I do not follow this individual). I hope you can savour the barbarism and arrogance in this comment, as much as I did.  George Benson, as most … Continue reading

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The Best of Times

We often see critiques of music as being too derivative, formulaic, unoriginal, passé or just plain uninspired.  There does seem to be a strange herd mentality at work, where everybody thinks they have to reproduce the latest genre, regardless of … Continue reading

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Overcoming Blind Spots

We all fall into patterns and assumptions that are hard to break, but which prevent us from seeing things how they really are.  We develop blind spots.  We are all susceptible to this and often overcoming these blind spots requires … Continue reading

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Imagine That

In a recent news story, a painting by Pablo Picasso was donated to an Australian university and sold at auction, on the condition that the money raised by the sale goes toward research.  This is the news story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13860940 Next … Continue reading

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A Creativity Dilemma and Its Solution

Everybody knows that to have a good idea you have to have a lot of ideas.  No less a luminary than Linus Pauling said as much.  The good ideas only emerge when you weigh them against a wide range of … Continue reading

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