This is one of my favourite websites. Hugh is a genius, and his little witty cartoons drawn on the backs of business cards have created a whole philosophy of modern business for the aging successful slacker in 'How To Be Creative' and 'the Hugh Train'.
Here are the first 12 items in the opening top 30 things that have worked for me list, from How To Be Creative:
- Ignore everybody.
- The idea doesn't have to be big. It just has to change the world.
- Put the hours in.
- If your biz plan depends on you suddenly being "discovered" by some big shot, your plan will probably fail.
- You are responsible for your own experience.
- Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten.
- Keep your day job.
- Companies that squelch creativity can no longer compete with companies that champion creativity.
- Everybody has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb.
- The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props.
- Don't try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether.
- If you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you.
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And as a special tribute, here's a rare John Lennon demo from 1971 which is short and simply beautiful:
Free the people