SUMMARY: I’m retiring the WORLD DOMINATION category here on the blog, because EMPIRE BUILDING more accurately captures what I want to do; I explain why.
SUMMARY: In our recent Collective meeting, I gained insight into the difference between Art and Craft, which helped me to understand how to separate my passion from what I need to sell. It’s a slightly-different model than “follow your bliss” or “do what your passion is” in that it seems more implementable.
SUMMARY: I thought I didn’t get anything done last week, but after listing everything that happened it’s apparent that I’m actually pretty active. What creates the feeling of non-productivity is not the general lack of continuity, but the lack of measurable distance traveled on the metric that is most on my mind: funding all the [...]
SUMMARY: I’ve been feeling that there are too many things going on, diluting my efforts to make significant progress. But how do I pick what to focus on and what to ignore? First, I acknowledge that I am feeling uncertain about some aspects of my current work, getting the negative out in the open so [...]
SUMMARY: I expand my “create then show” mantra to include the means of producing products and distributing them. Maybe this is the way to sell out with integrity.
I had dinner with SXSW buddy Britt Raybould last night, and during our conversation I finally put into words something that’s been on my mind: an “alternative economy” that I sense I’m being drawn into. This is the larger pattern behind trends like DIY, Social Media, Open Source, Crowd Sourcing, CSAs, NPR, non-profits, BarCamp, PodCamp, [...]
Summary: I outline the essential element of clarity over planning for its own sake, and establish my next slightly-mad steps in moving ahead in my design business.