One of the blogs I read almost everyday is Gaping Void by Hugh MacLeod. Word of warning…sometimes often profane. At the same time, Hugh’s insight is very keen. Not every post or cartoon is dead on, but a lot of them are. There are definitely times when you just have to nod your head. There are other times when you have to think, “You are one crazy dude!”
His first book came out recently. Ignore Everybody, a collection of 40 keys to creativity, is an engaging read and a good overview of the kind of thinking that will either get you in trouble…or onto an insanely great idea.
Need an example of Hugh’s brand of thinking? Here’s one of my favorites:
If you are into marketing, innovation, creativity, etc., this is a book you might want to check out. At the same time, you need to be aware that “Good ideas alter the power balance in relationships. That’s why good ideas are always initially resisted (p. 2, Ignore Everybody).