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Design, Music and Creativity
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I have done stand-up comedy
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"Designer and Technologist who loves making things that matter"
I have spent nearly my entire professional life as a developer, user experience designer, and marketer in pursuit of my passion for creating solutions that people love.
Even though during that time I became acutely aware of how to apply my skills and passions, I never really considered where my interest in technology, design, art and science fiction as a child would lead. I realized that my interest in these topics was really about the discovery of the unknown and the excitement of creating something new.
What attributes distinguished students that do remarkable things from the rest? According to Brian Shackel outstanding students possess great abstract thinking skills with strong foundations in their core knowledge areas.
Another thought I had was that cataloging and helping people use failure properly helps dispel the myth of the epiphany. I am always telling people that good ideas never stand alone. They are a combination of previous experiences good and bad that have been combined in some new novel way. I think if we allow people to really unravel the history (including the failures) of companies that are admired, there is a lot to be learned from the realization that there is rarely a magical moment, just lots of hard work. Of course the best thing a budding entrepreneur can do is just go to work, but it would be good to be able to ask "How has this failed"
Great inspiration. I wonder if it would be helpful to categorize the failures (as in this article http://goo.gl/6SJfw) to encourage entrepreneurs to actively seek out good failures. According to the article that would include:
Version failure ----------------- Small failures that lead to incremental but meaningful improvements over time. Examples: Linux operating system; evolution.
Predicted failure ------------------- Failure as an essential part of a process that allows you to see what it is you really need to do more clearly because of the shortcomings. Example: the prototype -- only by creating imperfect early versions of it can you learn what?s necessary to refine it.