Novelty

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Novelty is the result of constant experimentation and the willingness to push the boundaries of what people perceive to be acceptable or normal. I also believe that it can occur with or without deep knowledge of what has come before. When you to start to create linkages between things that haven’t been associated in the past, you help reframe people’s … Read More

Depth and breadth

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When looking at a proposal, someone else’s project, or even my own writing I check the depth and breadth of the piece.  Has this work gone deep enough into the subject matter and wide enough in scope?  If not, I send it back with a few suggestions for improvement.  Whether it’s a one hundred word blog post or a two thousand word … Read More

Tension

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Tension is the state of being stretched.  It can be caused by a force that either pulls or pushes another object, person, or situation.  Tension can be found in relationships between people, businesses, and groups of people.  In the natural world, it can be found on the surface of water as it resists an external force. Within a network of people, … Read More