Grab a walking stick, sling on a backpack, grab a notebook, and don your pith helmet. Keri Smith and her inventive new book want you to go exploring in an effort to free your creativity.
How to be an Explorer of the World: Portable Art Life Museum challenges readers to look at the world around them with fresh eyes. “Creativity arises from our ability to see things from many different angles,” Smith writes.
In that vein, Smith’s book reads like a primer on how to capture everyday wonder. Continue reading
by JS O’Brien
I sometimes post opinions that I know will get my head taken off. This is one of them.
The media is wrong about AIG. The $400,000-plus retreat that has everyone so outraged was not for failed executives, but for top-producing salespeople. Events like this one are common across the US for top salespeople, and there’s a very good reason for it.
I’ve been around way too many salespeople in my life. They aren’t the most likable bunch unless your idea of a good time is hanging out with greasy gladhanders wearing outsized jewelry who’d sell their children into slavery for a $1.95 order of paper clips. But I don’t have to like them to understand that they are necessary to keep the money coming in, the economy humming, and the rest of us employed. Continue reading