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Writing is an art. Publishing is a business.

March 23, 2020

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In virtually every endeavor there exists these two elements, the joy of human creativity, and the economics of human behavior (business). Which one you intend to pursue will determine what strategies you deploy and what outcome(s) you achieve. How you relate the two will determine your organizational ethics and values. Make them neither an idol […]

The opposite of certainty is not doubt, but adventure.

November 20, 2018

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Certainty implies nothing more to learn, nothing more to discover. Certainty doesn’t inspire searching, exploring, or investigating. Adventure is to have wonder, awe, mystery, and surprise. It is the very definition of being “uncertain” of what may come, what may emerge, what may develop.

Our greatest imaginative challenge is not finding the right answers, but discovering the right questions.

November 16, 2017

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We often think that we’ll have a better understanding of life if we could just find the answers to our questions. The problem, however, is that our questions predetermine the kind, range, and type of answers that will emerge. In other words, our problem is not the absence of answers, but the sort of questions […]

“The Gap” by Ira Glass

June 18, 2016

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“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, […]