Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Bruce Mau

PART 2: The next few postings will highlight these fascinating insights into growth

Capture accidents. The wrong answer is the right answer in search of a different question. Collect wrong answers as part of the process. Ask different questions. 
Study. A studio is a place of study. Use the necessity of production as an excuse to study. Everyone will benefit. 
Drift. Allow yourself to wander aimlessly. Explore adjacencies. Lack judgment. Postpone criticism. 
Begin anywhere. John Cage tells us that not knowing where to begin is a common form of paralysis. His advice: begin anywhere. 
Everyone is a leader. . Growth happens. Whenever it does, allow it to emerge. Learn to follow when it makes sense. Let anyone lead. 
Harvest ideas. Edit applications. Ideas need a dynamic, fluid, generous environment to sustain life. Applications, on the other hand, benefit from critical rigor. Produce a high ratio of ideas to applications. 
Keep moving. The market and its operations have a tendency to reinforce success. Resist it. Allow failure and migration to be part of your practice. 
Slow down. Desynchronize from standard time frames and surprising opportunities may present themselves. 
Don’t be cool. Cool is conservative fear dressed in black. Free yourself from limits of this sort. 
Ask stupid questions. Growth is fuelled by desire and innocence. Assess the answer, not the question. Imagine learning throughout your life at the rate of an infant. 
Collaborate. The space between people working together is filled with conflict, friction, strife, exhilaration, delight, and vast creative potential.

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