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The curse of knowledge

The curse of knowledge

Have you ever been frustrated by the curse of knowledge? (Attention) The curse of knowledge is a cognitive bias that occurs when someone who knows more about a topic than others can’t understand why they don’t know it. It makes it hard to explain things in a way that makes sense for everyone, but there…

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essential questions your year in review

Your Year in Review: Essential Questions

Many people don’t realize how much positive change they can create by asking and then answering the right questions. I encourage you to take some time to determine what commitments and course corrections you wish to make and then take inspired action. Let’s focus on just one per day this week so we are able…

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Inspiration is all around us

To keep your tank filled, surround yourself with interesting, positive, smart, inspiring people. Similarly, if you consume and surround yourself with good art, music, fiction, prose, or film, etc., I can’t imagine you’d ever run out of ideas. It’s important to stay inspired. My job requires me to be creative on demand. With each new…

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You Don’t Need Permission

You don’t need permission. Find what makes you happy, what drives you, and do it. Every day. Follow wherever it leads you.

Sometimes you don’t know you’re on the right path until you are far enough along to look back. I never wanted to do anything other than make things and I never could have planned the trajectory that got me here. Looking back, of course it was right, it worked.

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Shawn Anchor: The happy secret to better work

Happiness inspires us to be more productive We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive. Did you know: 90% of your happiness comes from…

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Roll with the Changes

I have been a designer for over 20 years.  During this span, industry technology has changed wildly.  When I graduated from Univ. of MI School of Art & Design, the Mac was somewhere between its infancy and adolecscence.  There was a small computer lab where we shared 5-6 computers with grayscale monitors, 1 scanner and…

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