Do you hire talent? Or develop it?

In the creative world, talent (rather than effort) is emphasised constantly. It’s that certain style, aesthetic, effortless brilliance, and you’ve either got it… or you haven’t. Right? Is there such a thing as talent? Or just people along the learning curve? And, as an employer/mentor, you’re either in a position…

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How to be happy *and* unsatisfied

An artist’s work is never done. Therefore an artist is always unsatisfied; hungry with ambition, angry with disappointment, obsessed and never able to rest. Would you say you’re doing your absolute best (work, life, everything) right now? I bet you all said no. You fall behind while someone else gets…

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