The Innocent Landscape

A hundred years ago, most scientists completed their best work before age forty.

Einstein, who identified his theory of relativity at age twenty-six, claimed that if a scientist had not made his greatest contribution by that age, he would never do so.

Of course, it’s all relative.

Life expectancy was dramatically lower. There was fraction of the information available. And the population of the world was under a billion.

Still, the relationship between youth and innovation never went away. History notwithstanding, young people have always landed on the forefront of invention.

Edison cranked out inventions at age eight.

Jobs built personal computers at age sixteen.

Zuckerberg developed software at age thirteen.

Not just because they were geniuses, but because they were kids.

And the fruits of their labor changed everything.

Because the young mind; the fertile, beautiful, innocent landscape that it is; has an inherent ability to question, play, wonder and explore all that it encounters.

And our challenge in the next hundred years will be nurturing and preserving that landscape before adulthood bulldozes it into a shopping mall.LET ME ASK YA THIS…
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Are You a Mole or a Peacock?

Every day we make art not knowing if we will get recognized or paid for it.

This is both a beautiful and terrifying reality.

On one hand, everything we create is an arrow shot into eternity. We’re just winking in the dark, without feedback, without closure and without metrics. It’s just us, our art and a heaping pile of trust. What a pisser.

On the other hand, the ambiguity makes us work that much harder. It forces us to create from the inside out, from the place where inspiration comes from what’s in our heart, not what the market is asking for. It’s where our joy comes from the work itself, not the impression it makes on the world. We’re moles, not peacocks.

Either way, our artistic commitment remains the same:

Show up, bear down and push something out into the world that matters to us.

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My Problem With Cell Phones

According to a recent report from the Cellular
Telecommunications Industry Association, our country has three 327 million
mobile phone subscribers, but only 315 million people.

Proof positive that
our insatiable desire for human connection will always outweigh our unstoppable
desire for technological consumption.

Smartphones are awesome, but the fix we get when we use them
to reach out and touch someone is the addiction.

It’s physiological. As mammals, acts of human bonding cause
our body to excrete oxytocin. This
chemical reduces fear and anxiety, which increases empathy, trust and
cooperation.

Who needs cocaine when we can get high on connection?

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Who did you connect with today? 

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We Are What We Share

We are what we share.

Just look at the last thing we published, posted, profiled, updated, uploaded, streamed, liked, tweeted or clicked.

That’s it. That’s us. That’s who we are, whether we like it or not.

And because the web never forgets – because the web is forever – we better be careful what we put out there.

A Georgia teacher got fired for posting videos of binge drinking.

A Buffalo congressman resigned after his shirtless pictured surfaced online.

A Cisco employee lost her job for publishing negative comments about her position.

A British juror was dismissed after disclosing sensitive case information on her profile.

Everything matters. Everybody’s watching. Everything is a performance.

Which isn’t that hard to do, if the character you’re playing is you.

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What did you share today?

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Are You Big Enough To Be A Target?

When someone plagiarizes us, we shouldn’t send a subpoena.

We should a thank you
note.

Creative piracy is a compliment. It’s a reminder that we’re worthy copying. And it’s validation that we’re big enough to be a target.

It’s also part of the job description. Everybody steals from
everybody everywhere. They always have, and they always will. That doesn’t make it okay. But there’s not much
we can do to stop it, and there’s even less we can do to prevent it.

Instead, let’s make peace with this reality. Let’s abandon
our scarcity mentality. And let’s err on the side of generosity and sharing.

We shouldn’t worry about getting back at people.

We should worry about getting back to work.

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Is your work stealable?

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Writing, Publishing, Performing, Consulting
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Never the same speech twice.

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