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  1. "We’re in a world now where it’s not enough to be smart. You have to be curious. Curiosity is rare. That level of intelligence is rare. Probably the further up in a business you are, the less intelligent you need to be. At the entry stage, the sieve grows ever tighter and education can only do so much. The truth is we don’t manufacture that many really smart people."

  2. Author and vulnerability researcher Brené Brown shows us how to deal with the critics and our own self-doubt. 

    "Not caring what people think is its own kind of hustle."

  3. Richard Florida: Want Job Stability? Get Creative. (by bigthink)

    "The main message of my work over the past decade or more has been a fairly basic message and that’s that every single human being is creative. But then as with anything one has to put statistical parameters around what that means, and what I’ve found, is that in the United States and around the world our society is really divided into people who are principally paid to use their creativity at work and those who may be quite creative but they’re principally paid to use their physical labor or they’re involved in low-skill service work." - Richard Florida
  4. "The lesson I have to teach is this: Leave all creative energies uninhibited. Merely organize society to act in harmony with this lesson. Let society’s legal apparatus remove all obstacles the best it can. Permit these creative know-hows freely to flow. Have faith that free men and women will respond to the Invisible Hand. This faith will be confirmed. I, Pencil, seemingly simple though I am, offer the miracle of my creation as testimony that this is a practical faith, as practical as the sun, the rain, a cedar tree, the good earth."

     - Leonard E. Read, I, Pencil
  5. "Don’t idolize losers. And by losers, I mean those who don’t create. By losers, I mean those who prace around parities with no tangible careers. By losers, I mean those who believe they lead “the fabulous life” but can’t hold a two-lined resume without citing one of their parents as a connection. By losers, I mean those who would much rather attend x party hosted by soon-to-be-nobodies 1, 2, and 3 than be productive. Because they’re not fabulous, they’re pathetic."

     - Advice for those wanting to break into the fashion industry by Kristin Prim, from Rachel Schwartzmann (via nicoleloher)
  6. "I want everything we do to be beautiful. I don’t give a damn whether the client understands that that’s worth anything, or that the client thinks it’s worth anything, or whether it is worth anything. It’s worth it to me. It’s the way I want to live my life. I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares."

     - Saul Bass (via explore-blog)

    (Source: , via explore-blog)

  7. "

    Nobody gets to be you, except you. Nobody has your point of view, except you. Nobody gets to bring to the worlds the things taht you get to bring to the world – uniquely get to bring to the world – except you.

    So saying there are enough writers out there, enough directors out there, enough people with a point of view – well, yeah, there are – but none of them are you, none of this them is going to make the art that you’re going to make, none of them will change people and change the world in the way that you could change it.

    So if you believe somebody who says, ‘No, no, we’ve got enough of those,’ then all it means is you’re giving up your chance to change the world the way only you can change it.



    When a young woman cites being told she shouldn’t pursue being an artist because there are too many artists in the world already, Neil Gaiman offers some words of wisdom. Complement with his even wiser advice to young people in the arts.

    A fine addition to our ongoing archive of sage, timeless advice

    (via explore-blog)

    (Source: , via explore-blog)

  8. "

    Association: Who you hang out with determines what you dream about and what you collide with. And the collisions and the dreams lead to your changes. And the changes are what you become.

    Change the outcome by changing your circle.



    Seth Godin

    (via swissmiss)

  9. "Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people."

     - Leo Burnett (via swissmiss)
  10. An Ode to Creative Work by Behance (by Behance)

    "A film about the opportunity, hardship and responsibility of creative work."

  11. "Knowing that even dauntingly complex challenges can be broken down — that there’s a huge difference between not understanding something and not understanding it yet — is powerful mojo."

  12. popculturebrain:

    Air New Zealand Gets ‘Hobbit’-y with New Briefing Video

    Love this

  13. "Wonderful things happen when your brain is empty."


    Maira Kalman

    (via swissmiss)

  14. "A photographer went to a socialite party in New York. As he entered the front door, the host said ‘I love your pictures - they’re wonderful; you must have a fantastic camera.’ He said nothing until dinner was finished, then: ‘That was a wonderful dinner; you must have a terrific stove.’"

     - Sam Haskins (via girlsack)