Posts Tagged ‘mind set’

A Tale of Two Fails

01.08.2014 · Posted in Common Mistakes, Observations

If there’s any truth to Oscar Wilde’s witticism that “experience is what we call our mistakes” then learning from the mistakes of others would seem to be a low-risk, high-return investment. While not exhaustive postmortems, I’ve analyzed the failures of two high-profile arts organizations to see what useful lessons you might learn without having ...


04.20.2011 · Posted in Observations

We fear a lot of things. From an evolutionary perspective, fear keeps us alive. It’s not a bad thing in and of itself. As cave dwellers, we were right to fear the sabre-toothed tigers who would eat us without a moment’s hesitation. The fight-or-flight response has, so far, saved our species from extinction from a ...

A Call To Action

12.23.2010 · Posted in Observations

I believe that creativity can peacefully and profitably co-exist with business, but that's not going to happen until we own up to the notion that the core skills we need to be an artist aren't sufficient to be a successful artist. ...