Monthly Archives: January 2014

Safety Nets

We all crave safety.  It seems somehow “better”.  If we fall, something will catch us and we’ll be ok.  You’d think that would make us a little more willing to take risks, but perhaps it has another effect entirely. This … Continue reading

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Mugging the Inner Prodigy

I like the word “prodigy”, because we all have an inner prodigy – the young person with exceptional talents and abilities that represents our earlier, unselfconscious curiosity and imagination.  That child-like creative being resides within us all and when you … Continue reading

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Adding the Magic

I read something today, written by the ever-inspirational Seth Godin, asking who is in charge of putting the magic into your corporate project, or whatever it is you’re all working on together.  It’s a very good question.  Who, indeed? It … Continue reading

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What Do You Do?

This is becoming an increasingly difficult question to answer, these days.  In the old days, you answered with your job title.  I’m a designer, or a software developer, or a guitar player.  Your answer was about what you do, not … Continue reading

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Hard Decisions

This is something worth noticing.  Whenever you hear somebody talking about making difficult or hard decisions, what they often mean is that they had to make a decision that they knew, in their heart of hearts, was wrong. Sometimes, that’s … Continue reading

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What’s Smarter Than Working Smarter?

It’s January and as a consequence, the world is full of articles and advice telling you how to kick start your working life, and push on toward becoming a millionaire by next Christmas.  I have to say that, grumpy as … Continue reading

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The Limitations of Unlimited

Some of the best records ever made were recorded over the space of a few days.  There are masterpieces of the painter’s art that were knocked out in just a few hours, out in the open.  When you stop to … Continue reading

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