Perspectives on creativity for 2021

Austin Kleon - A working from home manual in disguise:

  1. Make lists.
  2. You can be woke without waking to the news.
  3. Airplane mode can be a way of life.
  4. Naps are a secret weapon.

David Perell - Beer Mode and Coffee Mode:

Creatives have two ways of working: beer mode and coffee mode.

Beer mode is a state of unfocused play where you discover new ideas. In contrast, coffee mode is a state of focus where you work towards a specific outcome.

The see-saw of beer and coffee mode is like breathing. Your best ideas emerge when you balance the inhale of beer mode with the exhale of coffee mode. Coffee mode rewards action, while beer mode rewards laughter. Coffee mode rewards focus, while beer mode rewards conversation. And while coffee mode rewards clarity, beer mode rewards serendipity.

What way of working is thinking big thoughts in the shower?

Adam Keys @therealadam