What I Learned Reading 121 Books in 2020!

Last year, I embarked on a year-long goal to read 120 books and share that list with people. Why? Because I knew I read a lot in 2019, but couldn’t remember what. After 365 days of reading in 2020 and finishing 121 books, I want to share four lessons I learned...
Proud of Your Marketing?

Proud of Your Marketing?

What feeling do you get when you hand out your business card? Are you excited to hand over your business card or perhaps you feel a sense of dread? No emotion at all? I love experimenting with new ideas, unique shapes, textures, and colors, but I didn’t think...

How to Support Creative Professionals

Last week I saw something on Twitter that enraged me:¬†people were shaming people for using Patreon in the absence of a “real business model.” The reason I got a little testy was because a lot of creative professionals rely upon Patreon to fund their...
Do I Lack Vision?

Do I Lack Vision?

For the past few years, I have had a nagging question deep down inside: Do I lack vision? The question grows in scope and scale as I look at my work and analyze the way I think, approach problems, and make decisions. Do I lack a vision for originality? For uniquely...
Innovation Redux

Innovation Redux

In Steven Johnson’s book, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, he writes about the need for existing platforms that allow innovation to be built upon them: “Innovation thrives in discarded places. Emergent platforms derive much of...
Innovation: A Heaping Helping of Hype and Hindrance?

Innovation: A Heaping Helping of Hype and Hindrance?

Innovation is a popular word in today’s business world. In order to stand out from competition or be more profitable, the typical managerial response is something along the lines of improving the quality and amount of innovation, or in some cases, beginning to...