Noteworthy Links (Ideas, Service) for 2011-04-25

April 25th, 2011 by Collin Canright | Filed under Business.
How To Steal Like An Artist (And 9 Other Things Nobody Told Me)
I liked Auston Kleon’s idea of newspaper blackout. I really like this post on how ideas evolve. Nothing is original. Yet combinations of existing ideas (mashups in today’s parlance) can produce strikingly original results. This post provides a good description of the process of making that happen.

How To Steal Like An Artist (And 9 Other Things Nobody Told Me)

I liked Auston Kleon’s idea of newspaper blackout. I really like this post on how ideas evolve. Nothing is original. Yet combinations of existing ideas (mashups in today’s parlance) can produce strikingly original results. This post provides a good description of the process of making that happen.

What you should do with your crappy little service business

I had to read this. As someone who runs a crappy little service business, the title pissed me off. It’s a very good article on why NOT to raise venture funds, why sales is a great form of financing, how to build a service business, and why service businesses can be fun and rewarding.

Why trends are for suckers

“It feels good to be trendy.  You can be sure that you’ll have a lot of company.  And that’s exactly the problem.  It’s easy to go wrong when everybody around you thinks it’s right.” Good post covering some of the dominant models of innovation adoption, with a focus on how not to be taken in by the crowd, no matter how wise it may seem.

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