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Famous Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers

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By popular demand, I’ve put together a periodically updated reading list of all the famous advice on writing presented here over the years, featuring words of wisdom from such masters of the craft as Kurt Vonnegut, Susan Sontag, Henry Miller, Stephen King, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Susan Orlean, Ernest Hemingway, Zadie Smith, and more.
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Take a Break: 5 Ways Freelance Creatives Make Unpaid Time Off Work

Vacations are a minefield for independent creatives. While the full-time, salaried workforce can take holidays and still get paid, freelancers have to tread carefully—taking time off means not making money. And it’s not just a day here and a day there. Add up national holidays and the typical 15 vacation and personal days per year, and you get about five weeks of unrealized earnings per year.
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Constraints Can Be a Catalyst for Creativity — Pacific Standard

Constraints Can Be a Catalyst for Creativity — Pacific Standard | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The Green Eggs and Ham hypothesis is confirmed.
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Doing a TED Talk: The Full Story - Wait But Why

Doing a TED Talk: The Full Story - Wait But Why | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
In August of 2015, I was invited to give a TED Talk. Here's the full (very stressful) story.
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Why Google Plus Is NOT A Social Net But A "Revolution In Online Communication" with B. L. Ochman

Why Google Plus Is NOT A Social Net But A "Revolution In Online Communication" with B. L. Ochman | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

GooglePlus Rocks
+B.L. Ochman (@whatsnext) and +David F Leopold (@SmallBizDavid) created a great HangOut about +Google+ today. Several of B. L.'s statements struck me as beyond important including:

GooglePlus is NOT a social net but a revolution in online communication.

and

There has never been a TOOL like it.

This is a great Hangout with a very smart lady. At one point in the final third they discuss how GPlus is a major opportunity for fashion websites. I've done extensive research that supports that idea.

If you keep in mind the idea that GPlus is a tool not a social net it may be the most disruptive thing you can do within your business vertical no matter what it is (I have extensive research to back that up too).

Why kill yourself to catch up to someone who is just waiting for you machinegun in place on Facebook or Twitter when, in almost every case I've studied GPlus is a blue ocean of opportunity?

How did teams I've managed make over $30M online? It wasn't by doing what everyone else was doing exactly as they wre doing it I assure you :). Marty


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Thin Slices of Anxiety: An Illustrated Meditation on What It’s Like to Live Enslaved by Worry and How to Break Free

Thin Slices of Anxiety: An Illustrated Meditation on What It’s Like to Live Enslaved by Worry and How to Break Free | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Kierkegaard called anxiety “the dizziness of freedom” and believed that it serves to power rather than hinder creativity. For Darwin, it was a paralyzing lifelong struggle — he accomplished his breakthroughs not because of anxiety but despite it. “Anxiety,” Anaïs Nin wrote in her diary, “makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you.”
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The Difference Between “Money Work” and “Busy Work”

Are you doing everything you can to generate new income? The more effective you are with "money work," the more time you'll have for "creative work."
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Hackathons Aren’t Just for Coders

Hackathons Aren’t Just for Coders | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Companies can use them to create new products and even change culture.
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The Science behind viral stories on the Web

The Science behind viral stories on the Web | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

"When Jonah Berger was a graduate student at Stanford, in the early aughts, he would make a habit of reading page A2 of the Wall Street Journal, which included a list of the five most-read and the five most-shared articles of the day. “I’d go down to the library and surreptitiously cut out that page,” he recalls. “I noticed that what was read and what was shared was often different, and I wondered why that would be.” What was it about a piece of content—an article, a picture, a video—that took it from simply interesting to interesting and shareable? What pushes someone not only to read a story but to pass it on?"


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Grace Jolliffe's curator insight, March 10, 2014 7:07 AM

Many of us have barely enough time to skim- read the posts on our social networks but there are still some posts that make us stop and read...

APIntd's curator insight, March 10, 2014 4:42 PM

Une (petite) leçon à garder en tête pour la diffusion d'information

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Good Read

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12 Scoopit Experts Share Top Curation Tips

12 Scoopit Experts Share Top Curation Tips | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Six easy steps to curation success Curation is sometimes confusing. Everyone has a different definition and it's used in many different ways as part of content and marketing strategies.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, October 4, 2013 8:53 AM

Honored when Jeff asked me to be part of this group and am reading every other curators shares very carefully (lol).