Category Archives for Creativity

Creativity and Constraints

In my early twenties, I wrote a number of “philosophical fragments.” These thought-fragments were inspired by Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, Blaise Pascal’s Pensées, and Søren Kierkegaard’s Philosphical Fragments. Fragment #92 I wrote says this: Creativity thrives under limits, be they natural or imposed. Since then, I’ve seen this principle at work time and time again.

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The Myth of the Killer Idea

Your idea is the least valuable “ingredient” in building a successful business. So argues John Warrillow in this excellent article, “Idea is least important part of a company.” If you run a business, you know that your idea was the least difficult part. My guess is that your idea has evolved considerably since you first […]

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Success Is a Patchwork Quilt

No single guru or ebook or system is ever going to make you successful in life or in business. The truth is, success is something you create… something you patch together from diverse sources of information and experience. Maybe you learn something valuable from me. Maybe you learn something else valuable from another teacher. Maybe […]

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