The Barnes Foundation!

on March 11, 2013 in Art, Blog, Tips

If you haven’t heard of the Barnes Foundation and you like art, find out about it. If you’re anywhere near Philadelphia, go there. Albert Barnes was a successful entrepreneur who lived in and near Philadelphia (and went to my High School) from 1842 to 1951. According to Wikipedia, “in his 30s Barnes began to study and collect art. He acquired his first 20 pieces by commissioning his friend, the artist[…] Keep reading →

Video: North Korea’s incredibly talented and rehearsed children performers — and comparison with some Americans

on March 1, 2013 in Art, Creativity, NorthKorea

Our guides took us to see the children’s performance palace (I forget its official title), where they put on display groups of children whose performances were incredible. I wrote and posted images of them before. Who knows what training they’ve had or what motivates them to get to this level. I think the usual first guess of people who are critical of North Korea is that the government coerces them[…] Keep reading →

You know, ordinary life is pretty complex stuff

on December 18, 2012 in Art, Blog, Creativity

I came across a great quote in a Sundance Grand Jury Prize movie called American Splendor about  comic book writer Harvey Pekar. If you don’t know about Harvey Pekar or his comic book series, American Splendor (they named the movie after it), he was a mostly regular guy with a regular job as a file clerk in a hospital in Cleveland. He saw comic books with super-heroes in tights as[…] Keep reading →

Scandal about that refreshing voice on copyright from a hard-core conservative

on December 7, 2012 in Art, Blog, Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Freedom

Do you like music, art, literature, innovation, invention, creativity, entrepreneurship, and things like that? Then you probably liked the document I mentioned a few weeks ago about problems with copyright and how to fix them. I considered it well thought-out and felt it proposed ideas that would improve the country. I was surprised to see it coming from the type of hard-core conservative that supports corporate welfare. Until the group[…] Keep reading →

A refreshing voice on copyright from a hard-core conservative

on November 18, 2012 in Art, Blog, Creativity, Freedom

EDIT: Maybe I should have expected this. The Executive Director of the Committee pulled the document from their site, stating We at the RSC take pride in providing informative analysis of major policy issues and pending legislation that accounts for the range of perspectives held by RSC Members and within the conservative community. Yesterday you received a policy brief on copyright law that was published without adequate review within the[…] Keep reading →

Amazing software to help you think and organize

on November 9, 2012 in Blog, Creativity, Freedom, Tips

It’s hard to think when your mind is swimming with information. I used to have a lot of trouble starting writing documents any longer than a couple pages. Come to think of it, I’d have similar issues with starting to create many things — ideas, research and development for my company, resolving problems with friends and colleagues, and so on. Then I found probably the best software I’ve found to[…] Keep reading →

Another genius business idea: Iron Designer tv show

on November 5, 2012 in Blog, Creativity, Entrepreneurship

I haven’t shared one of my crazy genius business ideas for my Another Genius Business Idea Series in a while. I like people to realize entrepreneurship is more accessible than most people think, since so many people tell me they want to start a company but can’t think of the ideas. This series doesn’t present fully formed ideas, but kernels you could develop into successful companies or projects. The inspiration[…] Keep reading →

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