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Fear of change – Dostoevsky weighs in

Fear of change – Dostoevsky weighs in

 “All is in a man’s hands and he lets it slip from cowardice, that’s an axiom.  It would be interesting to know what it is men are most afraid of.  Taking a new step, uttering a new word is what they fear most…” Fyodor Dostoevsky.

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Pollock Spark Works…in the words of our clients

Pollock Spark Works…in the words of our clients

Pollock*Spark works for Global Creative Firms “Michael was absolutely instrumental in helping us to design and build a new strategic broadcast capability for RedWorks ( A Global Division of Ogilvy). Through partnering with Michael I learned that he possesses a truly unique blend of strategic…

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Leaving a corporate job to start a business – Part one

Leaving a corporate job to start a business – Part one

I recently saw the movie Lemonade.” Priti Punjabi told me. “Itʼs about really smart people who got laid off from advertising. They had been stuck into the routine of a job and the spirit inside them had gone to sleep. When I quit my corporate…

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Change is energizing and productive. Well duh!

Change is energizing and productive. Well duh!

As you may know we have moved. I have been through all my stuff and my methodologies. Why do I have this? Why do I do it that way? What could be done better? This has been a wonderful opportunity for cleaning out the stables….

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Bogusky on the Advantages of Being Lost

Bogusky on the Advantages of Being Lost

I commend to you this smart article by Alex Bogusky.  It ran in MediaPost’s Media Magazine – if you prefer to read it there, here is the link. The only thing you know for certain is that you don’tLet me start out by saying that…

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Evolution – mine and yours

Evolution – mine and yours

Excerpted from October Sparkings Our careers and businesses must constantly evolve to keep ahead. In Pollock Spark’s latest evolution, we have moved to Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York. Wikipedia describes the area as “both a haven for established immigrant families and an area of artists…

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Why Employers Are Hiring And What You Should Do About It

Why Employers Are Hiring And What You Should Do About It

~ ACTIONABLE EXPERT ADVICE ~ FIRST PUBLISHED IN CYNOPSIS DIGITAL ADVANTAGE There are three significant factors driving companies to hire in this market. 1. They are choosing now to innovate, expanding their capabilities and resources. 2. They are in turnaround and are looking for people…

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Inspiration and perspiration and the brothel

Inspiration and perspiration and the brothel

“Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” So said Thomas Alva Edison. And Picasso is a case in point. His amazing picture Les Demoiselles d’Avignon changed art for ever. He trumped Matisse, who was the king of the art world at the time,…

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Crisis, Misdemeanors and Special-NESS

Crisis, Misdemeanors and Special-NESS

Things that made me go hmm this week. I heard from a self-proclaimed e-business guru that “if you haven’t p-ssed somebody off today you aren’t doing your job”! I heard from a just-graduated art student that if an artist wants to get attention it is…

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Creative insecurity and streamlining businesses

Creative insecurity and streamlining businesses

The talk this day is of companies merging divisions and streamlining operations with fewer offices. This leads to talk of identifying key creative talent and thinking about how to retain them. Of how to get merged teams to work together. Creative people are necessarily fragile…

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