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Wizards, Lawnmowers, and Hovercrafts

Wizards, Lawnmowers, and Hovercrafts

Creativity. Perspective. People, Products, and Products. Mash em together with magic and get real life, practical advice.

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Jack McDade

July 28, 2016
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  1. wizards lawnmowers hovercrafts with jack mcdade

  2. @Jackmcdade

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  5. i design and build stuff.

  6. yes, i'm a designer & developer

  7. Laracon

  8. statamic

  9. We are WilDerborN

  10. so that’s me. onwards!

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  12. act 1 creativity

  13. full service marketing agency?

  14. creative technical

  15. creativity = resource

  16. = skill technical ability

  17. do you make things? or stuff?

  18. then You (yes you) Are creative.

  19. Creativity is…

  20. our brains doing what they do. — scientific fact

  21. Creativity is a renewable resource.

  22. but it can run dry.

  23. burn out.

  24. depression.

  25. youtube comments.

  26. programming is a lot like storywriting

  27. brandon sanderson

  28. writeaboutdragons.com

  29. coding + Writing flex exact same muscles.

  30. creativity is your mana 61 hours 19 bugs Launch Week

    15 65
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  33. managing your creative mana pool

  34. with task pairing

  35. coding + Writing regen 0%

  36. this is why writing documentation sucks.

  37. coding + design regen +25%

  38. coding + photography regen +75%

  39. coding + lawn mowing regen +250%

  40. find your contrast

  41. refilling your creative mana pool

  42. disengage.

  43. Change perspectives.

  44. re-engage your brain elsewhere.

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  49. you must allow yourself to escape

  50. act 2 perspective

  51. back to the writing analogy.

  52. few things inspire change like perspective

  53. learn from masters

  54. 18 King since 2005… 2 Martin 20 sanderson

  55. “How the f— do you write so many books so

    fast?” “I work 3-4 hours every day, and I try to get 6 pages done, and get them fairly clean.” George r.r. Martin steven king
  56. “You don’t ever have a day when you sit down

    there and it’s like constipation – you write a sentence and you hate the sentence, and you check your email and you wonder if you had any talent after all and maybe you should have been a plumber? Don’t you have days like that?” George r.r. Martin steven king
  57. No. George r.r. Martin steven king

  58. storytime! it’s

  59. The hovercraft

  60. Nasa-class phoenix az3 hovercraft

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  62. don't cling so hard you become a fool.

  63. act 3 People, process, and product

  64. (the practical advice part)

  65. People

  66. always assume there’s another side To the story. 1

  67. don't be defensive. listen. 2

  68. don’t gossip 3

  69. treat others how you want to be treated 4

  70. culture change can be middle out 5

  71. Process

  72. 6 failure is an event not a person.

  73. 7 if you're stuck change perspectives.

  74. 8 if you can't decide… nudge the donkey.

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  76. 9 be realistic pace yourself

  77. product

  78. 10 present Truth

  79. superlatives &Hyperbole Avoid 11

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  82. like a customer. actually use it 12

  83. the tl;dr

  84. be kind

  85. tell the truth

  86. look for new perspectives

  87. this isn’t me.

  88. fin

  89. Stranger Things https://netflix.com/strangerthings Brandon Sanderson & creative muscle flexing http://bit.ly/2azYCm7

    Steven King & George R.R. Martin Interview http://bit.ly/28QY2Lg Burden’s Ass (Nudge My Donkey) http://bit.ly/2ayOd8F links