Taking the longway round…Reflections on emigrating to Canada and the first two yearsin Toronto.
“If you want to be a grocer, or a general, or a politician, or a judge, you will invariablybecome it; that is your punishment. If you never know what you want to be, if you livewhat some might call the dynamic life but what I will call the artistic life, if each day youare unsure of who you are and what you know you will never become anything, and thatis your reward.”Oscar Wilde via Hoss Gifford
Creating as relationship buildingCreating as relationshipbuilding
Move from a culture ofconsuming to a culture ofcreating
Alpha Geek & Alpha ArtistLearning to code argumentCool things on TwitterGet over being first, focus on being betterNew rules –old skool& new school ofcreating artYou can’t get interdisciplinary within adiscipline
Problems still tosolve?1. Culture of innovation looklike: entrepreneur versusentrepreneurial2. Sharing ideas with IPparanoia3. Making sure everyonecontributes4. Digital will have a legacy5. Play for grownups6. Can we acquire hard skillsthrough social time?7. Balance between time aloneand time together8. Community collaboration
Learnings (tips for survival)Do what you love and be amazing at itPrioritize networking & learning over applyingfor jobsSurround yourself with the most positivefriends, isolate yourself from criticism &distractionBe courteous to recruiters, but rememberyou’re a saleBe open to everything, expect nothing (cultureneutral)ActivelyDefine your own projects and track progress