Wells Baum is a Futurist, Creator, and Music Explorer. Always connecting the dots on screen.

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The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.
Good health. Interesting work. Satisfying personal relationships. It’s worth checking every now and then.
Simplicity is a response to a world that appears to be changing uncomfortably quickly.

Deyan Sudjic

He continues:

"A generation that never handled a photographic negative, used a landline phone, or typed a letter has rediscovered the qualities of vinyl records, and the charms of Polaroid film."

Discovery and invention are identical.

Kevin Kelly

Columbus discovered America. Thomas Edison invented the electric light bulb. See what I mean?

The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.
Theodore Roosevelt

Failure To Imitate

Imitation is practice. We learn by copying the work of other people.

We should never expect to duplicate the experience 100%. We emulate the process of others so we can master the fundamentals and gain the confidence to find our own voice.

"Imitation is the best form of flattery." - Charles Caleb Colton

If we practice diligently and ship good work, we too one day be recognized and copied.

The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
George Bernard Shaw predicted why you’ll never win an argument on social media because of the whip-speed of digital communication.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.

Digging out…

is theoretically more painful than ‘digging in.’ Digging in assumes you’re on the offensive and have control. Digging out assumes that you’re on the losing end.

But both actually mean the same thing. There’s work to be done both when the ground is fertile and when you’re already stuck in a hole.

All digging requires work. All work requires digging, in and out. For every action, there’s a reaction.

Now, marketing is what you do. What you make. How you act. The choices you make when you are sure no one is looking.

Seth Godin

The end-product should speak for itself and less about what you want people to forcefully choose to talk about. Create the remarkable.