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Do Your Best Work, Not Someone Else’s

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Are you telling yourself playing small and safe is your best decision?

Archie had made up his mind.

He told his two friends he just couldn’t risk starting his own animated studio. “It’s a stupid fantasy.” Benjy and Sahib sat silent and stunned. Read more

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The Time to Rise is Now

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In June 2014, I kept hearing a rumble underfoot. People were frustrated. Hard-working people. People stifled in Silicon Valley start-ups that perpetuate business-as-usual tactics in new guise. People in digital entrepreneurship turned off by get-rich-and-famous-quick promises that perpetuate more of the same on a new medium.

I tuned in. I tuned in with what bothered me and with what seemed to bother so many entrepreneurs, professionals, and creatives within our community. What they complained about – and often what held them back from advancing their own endeavors – often boiled down to things they perceived still happening in traditional business and digital entrepreneurship.

Things like lack of integrity. Manipulation. Automated efficiency in place of relationship and engagement.

Here’s what bothered me more than the business-as-usual patterns I witnessed:

These perceptions of business-as-usual were holding back members of our community who otherwise are accomplished, work hard, create astonishing things, and want to make a positive difference.

Good people being held back – that bothers me.

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The Rise of the Business Artist

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Two Deaths

The first death: William Deresiewicz of The Atlantic described the traditional artist’s death in his article from January 2015, “The Death of the Artist – and the Rise of the Creative Entrepreneur.” Deresiewicz confirms what we at Tracking Wonder Consultancy have been tuned into for a while – that the creative entrepreneur is rising and giving new meaning to what it means to be “an artist.”  Read more

Business as Art – The Rising Movement

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Hyperbole repels me. Still, call it a movement. A wave. A surge. A revolution. An evolution.

A tide of creative people and business people are driving one another to do business as unusual. To do business as art.

We’re not bonded by trade or profession. We’re bonded by hunger. We hunger for something different. We want integrity.

Glimpse these signs and add your own in the comments below. Read more