Make More Bad Stuff

I spent 90-minutes yesterday interviewing Bob Taylor, the legendary founder of Taylor Guitars, at his San Diego compound. What an amazing person, company and and experience. But that’s for a future post. This is about something Bob shared with me after I stopped recording and asked a personal question. Since selling my last business and […]

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Creative Kryptonite and the Death of Productivity

Great work, brilliant ideas, extraordinary art requires space. Time away. Room to process, synthesize, allow connections between seemingly disparate parts to effervesce out of the ether of the mind. Genius is the offspring of the in-between. But, increasingly, technology is removing the in-between. We don’t just walk in contemplation, we walk, talk and type. We don’t just […]

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The Creative Addiction: Is the Muse Friend or Foe?

Pearl S. Buck said: The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanely sensitive. To them… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, […]

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