Paul Jun is the Head of Content at CreativeMornings. He's a writer, portrait/editorial photographer, author of Connect the Dots, and co-founder of The Observers—an online publication featuring visionaries in photography, film, and curation. He's the former Community Manager for Seth Godin's altMBA. His essays have appeared on 99u, Fast Company, The Next Web, Business Insider, and more. Profile pic: Bill Wadman.
Creativity, content marketing strategy, community building, writing a book, self-education, writing, reading, learning, sports, making tough decisions, fitness, snowboarding, and asking good questions.
Design and Photoshop
"The most important knowledge is that which guides the way you lead your life." — Seneca
Seth Godin, Maria Popova, Martha Graham, Temple Grandin, Steven Pressfield, Michael Jordan, Joan Didion, Anne Lamott, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epictetus.
Where something is, but not the street name.
How to set up a digital commonplace book.
Paul’s CreativeMornings activity
Alexandra Jones Cheesemaking Traditions
Hanna Rosin Crafting Stories, With and Without Happy Endings
You have to be tuned in, in moments of the interview, where you're facing severe creative resistance. . . . That's when the story gets great.
Journalists are the bird researchers and the public are tiny little wild birds floating around in the universe, completely unaware.
I'm very fortunate that my grief manifests itself in a way that's a catalyst for both personal change and creativity.
Surreal begets surreal.
Robert Generette III Using New Tools to Change Your Game
How can you tuck in little moments of joy or surprise to make the world feel a little less known than we think? You can do it with one single word. You can do it with how you arrange your words.
When in conversation, ask three more questions than you don't actually care about.
Margo Hudson Chaos into Opportunity
Salvador Sanchez Embrace community. Serve others. Create culture.
Bethany Ehlmann Curiosity and Our Place in the Universe
Angela Davis Food Traditions
Singing is life affirming.
We find symmetry in buildings, photography, architecture, design, the Hadron Collider, and nature.
Symmetry is all around us. It is experienced and expressed through many different forms of human action and creativity.
Kai Brand-Jacobsen Between symmetry and asymmetry there is life
Have you ever wondered to yourself, 'I wonder what it's like to go viral?'
If we do not teach our children how to be decent human beings to one another, then tell me what the point of society is at all?
A promise can be a random act of kindness.