Innovation is almost insane by definition: most people view any truly innovative idea as stupid, because if it was a good idea, somebody would have already done it. So, the innovator is guaranteed to have more natural initial detractors than followers. — — Ben Horowitz
Excited for my friend’s show that opens tonight:
Andrea clark’s photos “driving downtown” opens at 5 today at bnim in Kansas City. I always feel her work reminds me to pay attention to today… For tomorrow, this here/now will be a mere reflection.
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“A disruptive hypothesis is an intentionally unreasonable statement that gets your thinking flowing in a different direction. It’s kind of like the evolutionary biology theory of “punctuated equilibrium,” which states that evolution proceeds slowly and every once in a while is interrupted by sudden change. Disruptive hypotheses are designed to upset your comfortable business equilibrium and bring about an accelerated change in your own thinking.”
Nature: Creating daily.
Detonate (by www.davidclapp.co.uk)
(Source: Flickr / davidclapp, via prevailing-deactivated20111217)
By working hard, old man, I hope to make something good one day. I haven’t yet, but I am pursuing it and fighting for it …. — Vincent van Gogh quotes (Dutch Painter, one of the greatest of the Post-Impressionists, 1853-1890)
Let us, then, be up and doing, With a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow quotes (the most popular American Poet in the 19th century, 1807-1882)
One a day: Sun between the leaves.
“How many there must be who have smothered the first sparks of contemplation by piling wood on the fire before it was well lit. The stimulation of interior prayer so excited them that they launch out into ambitious projects for teaching and converting the whole world, when all that God asks them is to be quiet and keep themselves at peace, attentive to the secret work He is beginning in their souls.”
(Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation, p.210)
Check out our friend Josh Seale’s Photoblog.
Generating ideas isn’t the difficult part; implementation is. The trick is to be better stewards of the ideas we have. —@scottbelsky