Not Sure What You Want To Do Next In Your Career? Here’s How To Brainstorm

This article by Michael Pollock was first published on forbes.com Truly creative professionals are always searching for new ways to do better, more interesting work. It could be a promotion, a change of job, an evolution of their artistic style, an innovative technology, a new team, or new ways of thinking. Maybe they are even […]

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To bring your ideas to life – write them down

  Stefan Sagmeister’s classic 1996 poster for Warner Bros Music Inc. Art direction & design: Stefan Sagmeister. Photography: Timothy Greenfield Sanders   When you have an inkling that you want to change something: your career, your business, whatever – of course let things swirl around in your head for a while – but then start putting the […]

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My kind of selfie: a nice testimonial

  This summer I had the pleasure and privilege of helping a fine London animation company to focus its approach to the US market.  When we were done, I asked if they were happy with the project and would consider writing a testimonial.  This is what I received in return.   “Having had the pleasure […]

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Your dream creative job may be closer than you think.

  A common phenomenon among creative professionals who work in companies large or small is the sigh of frustration that says: “I am better than this, I have so much to offer that isn’t being utilized, I am not getting the best projects,  I am better than those other guys, management is doing it all […]

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Your job in a world of exponential change

  My first candidate for word of the year is “exponential”.  It will be applied to everything. The job market, the energy business, the climate, the TV business, the music business, our earth’s population.  This exponential change will affect each and every one of us.  I chatted with a woman yesterday who wondered if her […]

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How to figure out your next career when the world doesn’t seem to be waiting for you.

“Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.”  Helen […]

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Tell yourself “Yes – and…” to develop your next career

  “I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing, than to have answers that might be wrong. If we will only allow that, as we progress, we remain unsure, we will leave opportunities for alternatives.… In order to make progress, one must […]

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Does your networking need goosing? Don’t forget: everyone knows someone.

  This is a social world: so much valuable intellectual stimulation – and most jobs – come from personal connections.   But the networking thing can seem daunting to people who haven’t been doing it in any serious way. I do like to gather people around me that I can reach out to for advice […]

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