A few smart things I read this morning :
“How do you eat an elephant ? One bit at a time” – beautiful metaphor for the work of a CEO or an entrepreneur (or anyone who is facing a huge challenge, whether at work or in their personal life). The mountain you have to climb is huge and you do not have many resources to succeed but one foot after the other is the recipe for success.
“It’s more interesting to have just a picture of a small detail – then you can dream all the rest around it. Because when you see the whole thing, what is there to imagine?” (Dries Van Noten). This makes me think of the building process. When you create something out of thin air, such as a business or art, you are driven by the endless possibilities what you are doing can lead to. You are the driver, you pick the destination (and YOU write the map). The downside of it is that sometimes you feel insecure and you wish someone could show up on the side of the road, holding a big sign that shows you the direction you need to take.
Orson Welles captured this notion in a speech from the film The Third Man:
“In Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.”
This goes with my belief that building a career that will passionate you is like going to war. You feel like you are in a constant precarious world and that you just can’t lower your guard. You fight against your own fears and limits and somehow it motivates you to do great things.
Enough with words. Let’s dream a little :
Takashi Murakami est un des artistes les plus connu de la pop art japonaise.
Il fait partie du groupe Superflat et est considéré comme un des chefs de file de ce mouvement.
One day I want to have a studio with windows like these (from emmas)
colors on a white canvas…
Above is a painting by artist Jessica Rae Sommer
all via bijouandboheme