You’ve got to sell your heart, your strongest reactions, not the little minor things that only touch you lightly, the little experiences that you might tell at dinner. This is especially true when you begin to write, when you have not yet developed the tricks of interesting people on paper, when you have none of the technique which it takes time to learn. When, in short, you have only your emotions to sell.
This is the experience of all writers.
F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Secret to Great Writing (via theatlantic)
This applies to storytelling too!
A good view on strategy from Undercurrent’s Mike Arouz. Check the full article here: What is Strategy?
Looking forward to the Spring Friday Forum Lineup. #stacked
Found this old pic from and article from GOOD magazine. Still relevant. Still love it
Each year, Heather LeFevre surveys planners from around the world about their current jobs and compiles all the data into a very insightful report. The 2011 version came out a short time ago, and is available for public view on Heather’s blog (http://i’llchangeyourlife.wordpress.com/). It’s got some very insightful information. Thanks to Heather and team for producing this!
Great blog entry from Influx Insights suggesting that problem identification is actually harder than coming up with solutions.
"A feedback loop involves four distinct stages. First comes the data: A behavior must be measured, captured, and stored. This is the evidence stage. Second, the information must be relayed to the individual, not in the raw-data form in which it was captured but in a context that makes it emotionally resonant. This is the relevance stage. But even compelling information is useless if we don’t know what to make of it, so we need a third stage: consequence. The information must illuminate one or more paths ahead. And finally, the fourth stage: action. [T]hen that action is measured, and the feedback loop can run once more, every action stimulating new behaviors that inch us closer to our goals."
— Thomaz Goetz on harnessing the power of feedback loops, a fascinating Wired feature article (via curiositycounts)
One of my favorite magazines- great article