• cartmanbrah

    Do Great Artists Really “Steal”?

    This post is based upon the research on creativity. Check out my other posts which make scientific research on the human mind understandable. If you’ve spent any time around creatives you’ve probably heard a quotation that goes something like this: Good artists copy; great artists steal.   Variously attributed to Picasso, T.S. Elliot and even […]

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  • WozThiel

    The Lone Genius and the Startup Founder: a Tale of Two Styles

    The tension between the the Lone Genius and the Startup Founder is one I’ve found myself personally struggling with throughout my life. Is it better to create, even in isolation, for the sake of creation  – or to build something large, regardless of the impact I might have upon the actual product? Some very smart people would advocate for […]

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    The Fundamentals of Game Design (4-Part Video Series)

    Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down and share my knowledge of game design with my colleagues. The class was split up into four sessions, which were recorded and shared on YouTube, along with the Google Docs slides which accompany them. Each video has a live audience, where we discuss the topic du jour […]

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  • spam protection

    Experiment: Unsubscribe From Everything

      While services like GMail do a great job of blocking explicit spam messages, most of us have accrued years’ worth of “quasi-spam.” You know what I’m talking about: those mailing lists, products and deals that you were automatically subscribed to and have been putting up with ever since. Over the years, these subscriptions can […]

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  • LinkedIn: How NOT to do Customer Support

    I’m going to try to avoid ranting here, but it’s hard. The other day I posted about a positive experience with AmEx’s customer support. Even though I ultimately concluded that large scale customer support is broken, I still walked away with a positive experience with AmEx. Fast forward to today, as I try to contain […]

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