This rearview window analysis is anethema to the creative breakthrough that we call art. No amount of digital focus group research could figure out that we wanted Memento or the Matrix or Amour. Worse, it's based on the flawed assumption that the past is like the future, that correlation and causation are related. By that analysis, every Supreme Court chief justice, US president and New York City police chief is going to be a man. Forever more.
We are going to get ever better at giving committees ways to turn your work into banality. That opens up the market even more for the few that have the guts to put great work into the world instead.
Via Seth Godin
As William Faulkner said, “I write when the spirit moves me, and the spirit moves me every day.” Use rituals to put you in the state of mind to work and then do so — every day.
Via The 99%