If you are considering a career change then listen to these thought provoking words from British born philosopher Alan Watts. “What would you like to do if money were no object? How would you really enjoy spending your life?”
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As an artist, my ears always prick up when I hear someone saying ‘just do what you love.’ It’s lovely to think that I could spend my life drawing and painting and make a good living at it. You probably have a similar passion or talent that you’d love to pursue if only you didn’t […]
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Author Neil Gaiman’s brilliant commencement speech at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. I think this statement is true for many professions: When you start out on a career in the arts you have no idea what you are doing. This is great. People who know what they are doing know the rules, and know what is […]
Ellen Chisa Product Manager at Kickstarter shares her lessons on how to prepare for a product manager interview. Here’s her checklist for interview preparation: Know the expectations for the industry, if it isn’t what you’ve interviewed for before. Know the product(s) inside out. Genuinely care about their product, and do extra prep if you don’t. […]
British 6-year-old Sam Pointon loves trains and in 2009 when he discovered the director of the National Railway Museum was retiring, he wasted no time in applying for the job. The museum has since appointed him as Director of Fun! Check out his adorable application letter below, and here’s an interview with the big boss, […]
Artist and writer Danny Gregory has a great post up about the gap between what we creatives want to achieve and what we actually achieve. He writes about the switch from dreaming about being a great artist/writer/musician/graphic designer/whatever to actually taking the first action – playing the first note, trying the first painting, creating the […]