Paul Jun is the Head of Content at CreativeMornings. He's a writer, portrait/editorial photographer, and author of Connect the Dots. He's the former Community Manager for the altMBA. His essays have appeared on 99u, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Inc. 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
Dreams without action is just a distraction.
You don't have to look at technology for inspiration for technology projects. Look at all of the other people who are making unusual connections, take the best of that, and say, 'can we replicate some of that but can technology be completely invisible in the process?'
You really have to focus on people. You have to understand what motivates them, otherwise if you lock yourself in a lab, create something that you think is going to change the world and then you bring it out into the real world, everyone will be terrified, anxious, and afraid.
Welfare is a state of mind, not just an economic condition.
The goal is not to train artists, the goal is to use the arts as a strategy to educate the kids.
Don't judge the book by its cover, you never know, in what form, your next leader is going to show up.
If you treat people like world-class citizens, they act like world-class citizens.
I believe people are born into the world as assets, not liabilities.
Don't give up on the poor kids because they might end up as a commencement speaker.
Ryan booth The Importance of Empathy
When I create from a place of empathy that is my way of trying to create work that matters.
It's a process to go from 'I'm doing this' to 'I'm doing that' and we need to be compassionate, empathetic, to ourselves that are on this journey of getting better.
Empathy asks the question. Ego screams for an answer.
Amy Sherald Amy Sherald - Empathy
Carolyn Kopprasch Radical Transparency
The creative work life requires faith—faith in our craft, faith in the process, and the most challenging of all, faith in ourselves.
It's almost like ideas seem to taunt us with their absence when we need them most.
Simran Thadani The Magic of Books
Books are marks on black paper and printed or handmade books are, in a sense, the essence of civilization because they have given us a tangible way to communicate with each other.
Transparency is being seen through; it's also being understood. If you can create a pane of glass that people can cast a light through and there are no shadows, that's transparency.