Blog post by Scott Hull
Many times I find it hard to put into words what, exactly, it is I do. One of my favorite thinkers Seth Godin truly understands creativity and business. He recently shared these thoughts on the relationship between the artist and the businessperson. Seth certainly put into words what I could not. THIS is why I do what I do.
The artist says, “that sounds like business, and I want nothing to do with it. It will corrupt me and make me think small.”
The businessperson says, “art is frightening, unpredictable and won’t pay.”
Because the artist fears business, she hesitates to think as big as she could, to imagine the impact she might be able to make, to envision the leverage that’s available to her.
And because the businessperson fears art, she holds back, looks for a map, follows the existing path and works hard to fit in, never understanding just how vivid her new ideas might be and how powerful her art could make her.
There’s often a route, a way to combine the original, human and connected work you want to do with a market-based solution that will enable it to scale. Once you see it, it’s easier to call your bluff and make what you’re capable of.
What are your thoughts…
Go to Scott Hull, ‘The Visual Ambassador’ to read more interesting insights.