My post on LinkedIn—a little contrarian advice for content creators. “Don’t run your content operation like a SpaghettiOs factory” seems to be the line resonating with my fellow now-and-former journalists.
If you aren’t the best at any one thing, learn about as many things as you can. I’m a poor artist. Through brute force I brought myself up to mediocre. I’ve never taken a writing class, but I can write okay. If I have a party at my house, I’m not the funniest person in the … More While I was away, Scott Adams (Dilbert) justified this blog and indeed my entire professional approach
A certain massive donut retailer has been advertising “artisan” bagels. As Inego Montoya would say, I do not think that word means what they think it means. Here is the work of a potter, my friend Doug Law. We have a couple of Doug’s pieces in our house, and they’re just wonderful. And I’ve had … More Artisans
The reason [that some people need to work in innovative environments], according to Dr. Rick Hanson—neuroscientist, expert on brain plasticity and author of Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time—has to do with the basal ganglia, a group of brain nuclei at the base of the forebrain that’s strongly connected with … More This is your brain on innovation
Speaking of writing, I just read a very short book called The Elements of Content Strategy by Erin Kissane, whom I met at a conference in Minneapolis this month. I read it with a growing sense of happy jealousy. Great writing is, well, great. It’s fun to watch someone take a difficult task and make … More People who are better than you at the stuff you’re good at
I can totally do this. I just choose not to.
Consensus is the opposite of opportunity.