Evolution not Revolution.
The difference between innovation and invention. Fritz Haber, the German chemist, was awarded the Nobel prize in 1918 for what is now known as the Haber-Bosch Process. Haber invented a method of fixing nitrogen from the air by using a catalyst and pressure. This method then enabled the synthesis of ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen gas.
Some years ago, when my son, Josh, was small, I listened to him and his friends playing football in the garden. There was a noisy running commentary, and then a furious argument exploded. Was it a goal, or did the ball hit the post? The post was a T-shirt on the grass.
The art of Innovation. "Rethink. Redefine. Recreate."
In 2014 Guy Kawasaki, an American marketing specialist and former Apple employees responsible for marketing the Macintosh computer line in 1984, gave this TEDx Talk about the art of Innovation.
In Praise of Ritual
"You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of success is found in your daily routine." Darren Hardy.
I've been sketching in my local area every day for more than a couple of months, and, to be honest, I had expected to see faster progress in my technique. What has happened hasn't quite happened in the way I thought it would. However, the benefits seem to be spilling over most unpredictably.
Where do you Draw the Line?
Daily Sketching. Back Trouble. Recently I suffered an injury to my back which meant that I had to take a break from my daily routine of running.
In the Lap of Luxury
Luxury is one of those concepts that we know in principle what it means, but it's tough to pin down in reality. It's not the thing itself, but our attitude to it and our perception of what meaning and provenance it possesses.
I always purchased books online, probably more than I should. In the last year, as with most of us, online shopping has been my saviour. Packages of pleasure arrive at the front door, usually within a day—just the right amount of time before I become impatient. There is always exciting as the little package arrives bundled with the joy of unwrapping. Pue, simple pleasure and regular dopamine hit. I highly recommend it.