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Leadership Lesson: Respect The Bull, Not His Reputation

<i>“Some guys made heroes out of [bulls].,.. In their mind they become impossible to ride.”</i><p>That is Gary Leffew, owner of a bull riding school that bears his name. As he explains in a <i>New York Times</i> documentary by Joris Debeij that kind of talk is self-defeating. “I tell my students not to hang around …

Hall of Fame

Cheat Sheet: Graphic Design Words Everyone Should Know (Infographic)

What's the difference between fonts and typography? Margins and padding? Check out this guide.<p>Companies like Herman-Miller, Nike, Starbucks and Apple have all made a great case as to why businesses should care about design. These and 10 other design-minded companies grew 299 percent between 2003 …

14 Things To Do To Be A Great Writer

I am an author, a playwright, and a freelance editor. I get asked all of the time what advice I have for aspiring writers. I have met a lot of …

Creative Writing

How to Find Your Bliss: Joseph Campbell on What It Takes to Have a Fulfilling Life

“You have to learn to recognize your own depth.”<p>In 1985, mythologist and writer <b>Joseph John Campbell</b> (March 26, 1904–October 30, 1987) sat down with legendary interviewer and idea-monger Bill Moyers for a lengthy conversation at George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch in California, which continued the …

How You're Sabotaging Your Creativity Every Day

We often talk about the simple things you can do to boost creativity and create more of those magical eureka moments, but many of us tend to sabotage …

Video Illustrations of "The Twelve Rules of Animation"

Spot the ones that overlap with industrial design sketching & animations<p>Of the many technical skills an industrial designer must master, the first is …

Teaching Online Could Be Your Profitable Side Business

What would you do if you had $1,000 in extra income each month? Would you travel more? Buy that extra gadget? Take a more rewarding job?<p>These days, almost anyone can create their own profitable online course. In the past few years, a new set of entrepreneurs have been earning a steady income from …

Android Wear on iPhone: How it might happen and what it'll mean

On the face of it, it seems surprising — an unholy union of Apple and Android. The mere possibility of Android Wear support coming to the iPhone with …

YouTube Will Soon Let You Pay To Remove Ads

YouTube is launching a paid service later this year for users of the site who don’t want to see advertising. It’s good news for those that hate ads, but might be bad news for those that upload videos.<p>Today, the company sent out an email to YouTube partners giving the heads up about the impending …

The Many Experiences Behind Louis C.K. And Chris Rock’s Longtime Friendship

The fifth season of <i>Louie</i> premieres tonight on FX at 10:30 p.m. EST. This is wonderful, especially because the 47-year-old stand-up comedian’s phenomenal success came much later than it did for others of his generation. He deserves it all and more.<p>Louis C.K. owes much of it to his intelligent humor, …

New Technologies Can Help Brands Bring Storymaking to Life

The shift from storytelling to storymaking is well under way.<p>I first wrote about storymaking in a DigitalNext column last year, describing how …

5 Boundaries You Can Set That Will Help You Boost Your Creativity

Think you’d generate more ideas with more time, more money, and more opportunities? Think again.<p>Several years ago, I joined a small group visiting the set of <i>Saturday Night Live</i> after its Friday-night rehearsal. During the visit, executive producer Lorne Michaels discussed <i>SNL</i>’s creative …

The Dominant Life Form in the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

If and when we finally encounter aliens, they probably won’t look like little green men, or spiny insectoids. It’s likely they won’t be biological …