Currently #5: Perennial Seller, a Crowdsourced Music Video, and the Evolution of Retail

You didn’t ask, I answered. I’M READING… Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday Just finished up this dandy and it was a good overall look at what it takes to make and market work that stands the test of time as a creative. He places the responsibility for marketing your work square on you, the creative, which I’m all about. Sure you can get help/coaching but ultimately you can’t outsource your marketing. You can’t just hand it off all, “Here, you deal with...

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Currently #4: The power of introverts, Matt Mullenweg, and a baby real estate agent

You didn’t ask, I answered. I’M READING… Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain I’ve taken a dive into the world of personality types over the last half year or so and MAN, what a game changer. If it’s something you’ve ever wanted to explore I’d say start by taking the 16 Personalities quiz to find your Myers-Briggs type, then go read what your personality type does in a rut. I mean WHAT. So...

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Currently #3: Steve Martin, Blogging is Back, and a store with a sense of humour

You didn’t ask, I answered. I’M READING… Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life by Steve Martin. “I did have that one element necessary to all early creativity: naïveté, that fabulous quality that keeps you from knowing just how unsuited you are for what you are about to do.” “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” Ya, he’s great. If you’re on the hunt for a memoir or just a good read, highly recommend. I’M LISTENING...

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Currently #2: The Psychology of Persuasion, teaching finance in schools, and The Future of Cities

You didn’t ask, I answered. I’M READING… Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini. All about what makes us say “Yes!”. This is one of those books I saw referenced so frequently in recent marketing/PR books that I thought I better give it a read myself. I’ve gone through it pondering how all these principles might apply to the world of money. And art! Because I’m exciting like that… I’M LISTENING...

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Currently #1: The War of Art, Bad With Money, and Mr. Selfridge

You didn’t ask, I answered. I’M READING… The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. Ooofph it’s a goodie. If you’re feeling blocked (Hi!) read it. “Rule of thumb: the more important a call to action is to our souls evolution, the more Resistance we will feel toward pursuing it.” I’M LISTENING TO… Bad With Money With Gaby Dunn. I don’t know how I only just discovered this podcast, but I did, and it’s great. The whole YouTube thing...

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