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How to solve complex problems (by not focusing on them)
The Zeigarnik effect can do something stunning when we scatter our attention and let our mind wander.
Creativity  problemsolving 
4 hours ago by jorgebarba
How to make sure social media doesn't ruin your creative life
Four working artists and creatives answer the question of the century: Should I delete my social media accounts?
socialmedia  Creativity  FastCompany 
4 hours ago by jorgebarba
Opinionated: A Year in the Life of an Agency Start-up
A day-by-day account by Mark Fitzloff (ex-W+K). It would be interesting to do something similar if I ever get around doing a book.
creativity  diary  references  time  startup  advertising  learning  wisdom  perspective 
yesterday by hrmeaner
GoFundMe Kid Heroes: Learn, Donate, Drive Change
This holiday season, GoFundMe is proud to celebrate the kid heroes who inspire us big people to get up, look beyond ourselves, and treat others as we wish to be treated. Whether they’re giving pajamas to foster kids, making hygiene kits for homeless women, or selling lemonade to end school lunch debt, there are hundreds of incredible kids using GoFundMe to make a difference in the world.
Throughout the holidays, GoFundMe will shine a spotlight on hundreds of kid heroes who are turning their compassion into action and making a difference in their communities, including Walt, Amiah, Khloe, Paul & Ashley. We hope their stories will inspire more kids out there to use their kindness to help others.
inspiration  creativity  kids  gofundme  charity  heroes 
yesterday by cyberchucktx
Lessons From The Road: Bringing Musicianship and Performing Into The Office by Todd Pasternack - 168.06.RoadLessons - ChangeThis
“We often look towards established business leaders when seeking out new ideas to inspire us. Their advice and stories re-energize us, bringing the hope of discovering a greater awareness of where our careers can evolve to, or how our businesses can operate with fresh approaches to drive growth. We dig to uncover nuggets of wisdom from these well-known leaders to embrace and adopt into our everyday lives. But perhaps there’s an unexpected type of leader to draw inspiration from.
Have you ever looked at the way bands and music artists operate—at various levels of success—and found parallels to the ways that businesses need to constantly innovate, grow and empower their teams to get the best out of them? Or how the power of listening can open up new and unexpected opportunities?

As a former professional musician turned technology executive, I’ve seen and lived these parallels between the stage and office and put them into practice. There are more connections than you may think.”
music  creativity  strategy 
2 days ago by unison
The Calf-Path by Sam Foss - Poems | Academy of American Poets
A moral lesson this might teach
Were I ordained and called to preach;

For men are prone to go it blind
Along the calf-paths of the mind,

And work away from sun to sun,
To do what other men have done.

They follow in the beaten track,
And out and in, and forth and back,

And still their devious course pursue,
To keep the path that others do.

They keep the path a sacred groove,
Along which all their lives they move.

But how the wise old wood gods laugh,
Who saw the first primeval calf.

Ah, many things this tale might teach—
But I am not ordained to preach.
poetry  life  productivity  creativity 
2 days ago by neomindryan
Build impossible programs | Julia Evans
Great talk about the magic of programming and the motivation & reasoning behind building 'impossible' things.
linklist  programming  creativity  motivation  inspiration 
2 days ago by seanclynch
Americas Greatest Makers | Great Makers of Old Lead to Paths of Gold
We here at Americas Greatest Makers write articles on technology and its many facets. We write about current technologies that are affecting us as well as future technologies that are looking to break in. Finally, one last thing that we see very important and write about is the great creators of old. Through these articles, we get to discover the people who brought certain technologies into the fore, and the qualities they share that future inventors and makers can emulate as well.

Without these past makers, we wouldn’t be where we are today. And without the future makers, who knows where our paths would go?
inventors  makers  makermovement  creativity  blog 
3 days ago by cyberchucktx

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