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Ignore everybody : and 39 other keys to creativity

Author: Hugh MacLeod
Publisher: New York : Portfolio, 2009.
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The writer behind the popular blog GapingVoid delivers edgy and humorous advice on maximizing creativity in a world that often thwarts it.
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Named Person: Hugh MacLeod
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh MacLeod
ISBN: 9781591842590 159184259X
OCLC Number: 298184530
Description: xiii, 159 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Ignore everybody --
The idea doesn't have to be big, it just has to be yours --
Put the hours in --
Good ideas have lonely childhoods --
If your business plan depends on you suddenly being "discovered" by some big shot, your plan will probably fail --
You are responsible for your own experience --
Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten --
Keep your day job --
Companies that squelch creativity can no longer compete with companies that champion creativity --
Everybody has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb --
The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props --
Don't try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether --
If you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you --
Never compare your inside with somebody else's outside --
Dying young is overrated --
The most important thing a creative person can learn professionally is where to draw the red line that separates what you are willing to do, and what you are not --
The world is changing --
Merit can be bought, passion can't --
Avoid the watercooler gang --
Sing in your own voice --
The choice of media is irrelevant --
Selling out is harder than it looks --
Nobody cares; do it for yourself --
Worrying about "commercial vs. artistic" is a complete waste of time --
Don't worry about finding inspiration; it comes eventually --
You have to find your own schtick --
Write from the heart --
The best way to get approval is not to need it --
Power is never given, power is taken --
Whatever choice you make, the devil gets his due eventually --
The hardest part of being creative is getting used to it --
Remain frugal --
Allow your work to age with you --
Being poor sucks --
Beware of turning hobbies into jobs --
Savor obscurity while it lasts --
Start blogging --
Meaning scales, people don't --
When your dreams become reality, they are no longer your dreams --
None of this is rocket science.
Responsibility: Hugh MacLeod.

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The writer behind the popular blog GapingVoid delivers edgy and humorous advice on maximizing creativity in a world that often thwarts it.

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