Monthly Archives: February 2015

Getting Attention vs. Getting Respect

Make an impression.  That is the goal.  Whether you are an entrepreneur, a small business owner, a company, or just a person at an event or party.  But how? Be different. There is a need to stand out and be different. No one … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne.

How to win the competition? You can challenge your opponents on a head-to-head competition. Suppose that your target is to book 200 contracts each month. In order to fulfil the target you can compete on pricing. It means that you … Continue reading

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The Art We Make: The Journey Is the Reward

Artists are people who make art. Art is not a gene or a specific talent … Art is the unique work of a human being, work that touches another … Art is who we are and what we do and … Continue reading

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The Art We Make: We Are All Artists

Art is the work of a human being, something a person does with generosity to touch someone else to make a change for the better. We can see art in the way the nurse in a doctor’s office treats us … Continue reading

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The Art We Make: Art is Personal.

  Back to my definition: Art is a personal gift that changes the recipient. An artist is an individual who creates art. The more people you change, the more you change them, the more effective your art is. Art is … Continue reading

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The Art We Make: Art is not a Job, it is the Work

  In one of my favourite books Linchpin, Are You Indispensable? Seth Godin talks about the difference between a job and work as follows: The job is what you do when you are told what to do. The job is … Continue reading

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The Art We Make: Artists Who Can’t Draw

Roy Simmons (a painter) coined that phrase and I like it a lot. “Most artists can’t draw.” Seth Godin in his book Linchpin added: “But all artists can see.” Meaning we can see what’s right and what’s wrong. We can … Continue reading

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The Art We Make: Cupcakes

The first time you bake cupcakes, you will certainly follow the recipe to the letter with energy. The third time, you might improvise and screw up a bit. Learning your lesson, you will follow the recipe again and again as … Continue reading

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The Art We Make: The Evolution of Art

James Elkins points out that schools of art used to divide the arts into two categories: fine art and industrial art. Then the intellectuals expanded the categories to: painting, sculpture, architecture, music and poetry. From there a quick leap to: … Continue reading

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The Art We Make: Creating Your Art

My definition of art contains three elements: Art is made by a human being. Art is created to have an impact, to change someone else. Art is a gift. You can sell the souvenir, the canvas, the recording… but the … Continue reading

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