Why You Should Argue Against Yourself

It is challenging to argue against yourself. Once you’ve determined a course of action, it’s much easier to jump into execution mode and figure it out as you go. However, in the effort to “ship” we often fail to lay a sturdy foundation for our work, and the results can be disastrous. You need to ensure that you are respecting the work by giving it your best mental effort.


You Are Often The Worst Judge Of Your Own Ideas

The funny thing about deep thoughts and great ideas is that they often don’t appear so deep at the beginning. They emerge as slow hunches, in the language of Steven Johnson, and thus often seem obvious at the point at which they are first recognized to be of some value.


Three Invaluable Lessons For Creatives From Caine’s Arcade

OK – I’ll admit it. I nearly cried multiple times while watching the short film Caine’s Arcade. I’m a sucker for the beauty of pure, passionate pursuit. I’m especially prone to leap for joy when I see someone unexpectedly rewarded for their effort. I love a good underdog story.

All of that said, I think that this short film is much more than just a feel-good story. I pulled at least three solid, valuable lessons from this film that I plan to immediately apply to my work.