20 must read blog posts on originality, work ethic and self-awareness

1. The cult of originality by Nina Paley

“Nothing is original. For a work to have meaning, it must use language – it must “make sense.” It needs to work with memes already living in the host mind: language, images, melodies, patterns. It can’t be wholly original. It can hardly be original at all.”

 

2. How to be creative by Hugh Mcleod

Don’t try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether.

Your plan for getting your work out there has to be as original as the actual work, perhaps even more so. The work has to create a totally new market. There’s no point trying to do the same thing as 250,000 other young hopefuls, waiting for a miracle. All existing business models are wrong. Find a new one.

 

3. The 10,000 hour rule by Steven Pressfield

I understand why Zen masters give their students koans, i.e. unsolvable, logic-defying riddles. They are trying to crack open the young aspirants’ minds by making them hurl themselves over and over into a brick wall of futility until they finally and inevitably give up … and inexplicably succeed.

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Les twitters bio, quelle bonne blague

Est-ce que quelqu’un est capable d’écrire une twitter bio sans:

mention “ex”: ce qui compte dans ton profile c’est ce que tu fais maintenant et aussi ce que tu as fais avant. ex: ex-#microsoft ex #google, ex #fnac, ex tout

titre pompeux: founder, co-founder, ceo

hastags: #FashionTech #Luxury #digital #DigitalTransformation #innovation #startup #entrepreneur

disclaimers: “Retweets are not endorsements.”, “tweets are my own”

liens: du genre http://bitly/jesaispasquoi

chiche ?

Trouver la bonne police

Tout est de la faute de Gutenberg.

Grâce à lui, chercher  une police pour une près powerpoint un samedi matin est une activité socialement acceptable.

En attendant, je vous livre mes trucs pour bien choisir ses polices:

  1. La fantaisie c’est bien, mais la sobriété c’est mieux: pas plus de 2 polices différentes par page.
  2. Destiné à être imprimé ? Utiliser une police serif.
  3. Dans le doute, privilégier Arial ou Times New Roman.

En cadeau, quelques liens pour vous compliquer encore un peu plus la vie…

Le plus connu: DaFont
Mon préféré: FontSquirrel