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Don’t change your 200 page report

Don’t change your 200 page reports. I’m sure someone in your audience wants that comprehensive report, and if you change it, you won’t be serving that audience anymore. Now instead of changing the report, create an adaptation. A second report to reach a different audience (maybe a 30 pager). After you’re done with that, why…

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Technical Difficulties

I have a sketchbook in my pocket (Value ~ $3).  If I were to drop it out the window from the top of my house it would  be ok. I also have an ipad (Value ~$400).  Dropping that out of my backpack from about 2 feet off the ground means needing a new one. I…

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Innovators are everywhere

Most companies, academic fields, nonprofits, governments, and associations move forward at a snail's pace. Any attempt to change 'the way' is quickly discouraged. In these environments the null thrives. But there is hope. Within these environments you will also find rogue innovators. People who cannot help but seek to change the status quo. These are…

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I’m thankful for the inspiration

My favorite thing about the web is the constant supply of inspiration. In my past I vastly undervalued uniqueness, passion, and beauty. Now that I create on a regular basis the way I view the world around me has changed. I have changed. It you don't take the next step, and do something, you're not…

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Richard Feynman: What I cannot create, I do not understand

I didn't really know anything about Richard Feynman before seeing some of his stuff on Brain Pickings and Open Culture. He is one interesting alternative. The quote in the cartoon below comes from his blackboard at the time of his death. Feynman didn't start his explanations from the null. He didn't take past discovery for…

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