If you haven’t tapped personally into the bold individualism and uncompromising creativity that runs through Black Rock, Nevada’s spectacular annual Burning Man festival at least once in your lifetime, assume that some competitor somewhere in your field has. If you haven’t looked at the forward-thinking societal outlooks shared among the 60,000-strong community of devoted ‘Burners’ every year and seen charismatic, pivotal sparks of ingenuity just looking for a market to disrupt, assume that any given rival around you will give at least one of them an opportunity to change not just an entire brand but an entire world on a […]

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We reach adulthood understanding creativity as a capricious lightning bolt, some willful force of nature that haphazardly strikes only who and when it sees fit with no comforting method to its madness. People either accept that chaotic notion or perceive ideas as manifestations of some cerebral voodoo, a rapport with some inscrutable ether that an individual is either blessed with or bereft of, a real-world analog to the Force. As it turns out, reasonable minds could differ as to which concept lands farther from the truth. I would more closely compare any idea to interest paid on continuous principal investments […]

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