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1 05, 2013

The joy of creative ignorance: Embracing uncertainty in your day-to-day

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From Mark McGuinness at 99u: "There is really no prescription for creative work, I heard a writer say the other day that he sits down at the keyboard and the first thing he says to himself is ‘I don’t know.’” — Geoff Talbot

That writer sounds like a wise man to me. All too often, when we start work, we bring too much knowledge, too many preconceptions about how we expect the work to turn out. So many, in fact, that we end up cramping our imagination to fit our expectations, instead of allowing it to surprise us with something unexpected. · Go to The joy of creative ignorance: Embracing uncertainty in your day-to-day →

14 12, 2011

Working with uncertainty

Wed, Dec 14, 2011|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , , |Comments Off on Working with uncertainty

From Paul McEnany: The somewhat interesting, frustrating, fascinating fact of creativity in advertising is that it's something most ask for, then get at doing just about everything possible to remove all the newness, risk and unfamiliarity needed to make what we do impactful. If creativty inherently means uncertainty, and we live in one of the most uncertain times in history – we might as well make it work for us rather than against us. · Go to Working with uncertainty →

10 10, 2011

5 ways to turn fear into fuel

Mon, Oct 10, 2011|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , , |Comments Off on 5 ways to turn fear into fuel

From Jonathan Fields at zenhabits: Like it or not, though, uncertainty is the new normal. We live in a time where the world is in a state of constant, long-term flux. And, that’s not all. If you want to spend your time on the planet not just getting-by, but consistently creating art, experiences, businesses and lives that truly matter, you’ll need to proactively seek out, invite and even deliberately amplify uncertainty. Because the other side of uncertainty is opportunity. · Go to 5 ways to turn fear into fuel →

4 10, 2011

Uncertainty, innovation and the alchemy of fear

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From Jonathan Fields at 99%: The ability to live in the question long enough for genius to emerge is a touchstone of creative success. In fact, a 2008 study published in the Journal of Creative Behavior revealed tolerance for ambiguity to be “significantly and positively related” to creativity. · Go to Uncertainty, innovation and the alchemy of fear →

4 10, 2011

How to prepare for a black swan

Tue, Oct 4, 2011|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , , , |Comments Off on How to prepare for a black swan

From strategy+business: Whether environmental, economic, or political in nature, black swan events are impossible to predict but happen regularly, so companies need to prepare for them. Disrupter analysis is a four-step process that uses stress tests to help companies assess the risks of such future catastrophic events. · Go to How to prepare for a black swan →

21 09, 2011

Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability

Wed, Sep 21, 2011|Filed in: Videos|Topics: , , , , |Comments Off on Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability

Brene Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.

5 08, 2011

Five tips for coping with uncertainty and finding opportunity

Fri, Aug 5, 2011|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , |Comments Off on Five tips for coping with uncertainty and finding opportunity

From Rosabeth Moss Kanter at Harvard Business Review: Companies can make strategic choices once they know what conditions will apply — will laws change, will taxes be raised or lowered, will interest rates go up or down? You could be a CEO weighing factory location decisions in the U.S. or abroad, or a retail entrepreneur deciding where and when to open more stores. Waiting for decisions that provide a direction, any direction, can be paralyzing. Motivating people to try something new, or to get on with innovation, is tough when the rules of the game are up in the air. Uncertainty is one of the primary reasons that people resist change. People are relatively adaptable once they know what the situation is, like it or not. · Go to Five tips for coping with uncertainty and finding opportunity →

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