I just watched a talk given by Google Ventures partner Ken Norton about what we can learn from jazz music and how it is created. Below are the three ideas. 1 Get uncomfortable but not too uncomfortable "Miles Davis nudged his musicians into a place where they were uncomfortable, the zone of optimal Read more [...]
I recently attended a presentation by Jeff Gomez, who is the creative mind behind many well-known Transmedia fiction stories, and he gave some interesting insights into what great stories are. I have translated them a bit to be more relevant to the business focus of this blog: Storyline has to be Read more [...]
In the McKinsey Quarterly interview of Brad Bird, the award-winning Pixar film Director shared very interesting insights relevant to anyone leading highly-creative innovation work. Below are some quotes from the interview and takeaways that are worth sharing. Before I got the chance to make films Read more [...]
I like how the cameraman captures the dropped jaws in onlookers…a nice touch.
You know how commercials are played at louder volumes than the programming segments between which they are played. I can't help but think this is done on purpose as a means for trying to make the commercials more affective advertisements. This is just one of the six major reasons I think internet-deployment Read more [...]
If you don't believe there is such thing as a dumb question, you may not want to identify any question as a particularly good one. Read more [...]
Apparently (I read somewhere) you don't want a Fog Index score greater than 20 if you are giving a speech to a live audience. This is important to those of us that feel we should write as if we were going to read our writing to a live audience, because this implies our writing should also have a Fog Read more [...]