Motivating and managing creatives – @HarvardBiz

How do you get the best out of the creative people in your team?

If you’re engaging freelance talent, sovereign professionals, for their fresh ideas, how can you avoid choking off that talent? And, if that’s why people hire you, what should you look for in a new gig? What are the warning signs that mean this project may be less rewarding than you anticipated?

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The road to decay – @ThisIsSeth

Here’s a nice observation from Seth Godin:

I’m sitting on a black couch in the lobby of a nice theater. The couch is cracked and peeling, with seven strips of black gaffer’s tape holding it together. And you don’t have to be an interior geologist to see that it has developed this patina over time, bit by bit.


The question is: Who was the first person who decided to fix the couch with tape?

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