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Old 01-08-2013, 12:13 PM   #1
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So you're a creative genius. Now what?

Hey there fellow creatives! I just wanted to make you aware of a great book by Carl King.

Check it out here on amazon and read the reviews.

Brilliant stuff.

http://www.amazon.com/Youre-Creativ...genius+now+what
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:58 PM   #2
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Ill check it out.Thanks.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:22 PM   #3
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Jk-looks quite interesting
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:39 PM   #4
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LOL! Yeah, I'm an adbot. :-)

Actually, Carl King is quite the freak musician. Kind of a Zappa-esque guy.

He has some solid concepts, I think. Just wanted to spread the word for him.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:18 AM   #5
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Real creative geniuses dont need the book
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:49 AM   #6
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Real creative geniuses dont need the book


Yeah, that's the attitude. No need to enhance your thinking, huh? No need to fine tune your approach as a creative person. No reason to find ways of taking those creative, out of the box skills into the real world.

Because if you're already a genius, you'd surely have your shit together in every other area of marketing yourself and making it work to your advantage.

I guess that's why Steve Jobs went to India and studied mysticism, because he figured "screw it, I'm going to blow the roof off the planet's technology in 20 years anyway, I'm a freaking genius, I don't need to have my head together for that".

I'll never understand the attitude of someone like yourself. You don't even know what you don't know. You think you're going to practice 12 hours a day on your sweep picking and change the world, and that'll be it.

There are layers of skills way beyond how many BPM you can shred at, that will either make you or break you.

I offered this info and try to point people in the right direction, based on decades of experience and I get sarcasm in return.

Good luck.

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Old 01-11-2013, 09:44 AM   #7
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Real creative geniuses dont need the book

Haha, you're such a troll mate.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:48 AM   #8
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Haha, you're such a troll mate.


Yeah. Ha ha.

It might benefit you guys as young, up and coming players, to spend your time engaging in intelligent discussion of anything that might further your pursuit of excellence, rather than trolling.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:41 AM   #10
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Great, now I gotta postpone my current Amazon order to review this book.

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Old 01-11-2013, 11:43 AM   #11
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Great, now I gotta postpone my current Amazon order to review this book.


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Old 01-11-2013, 11:56 AM   #12
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It sounds like a book more geared toward Creative Directors. Could have some good all round info though.

Meh, not much to learn really, quite simply, as far as creative goes, you either have it or you don't.

If you have it, it's very easy to get work, people will come looking for you, so the "now what" is kinda moot.

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It sounds like a book more geared toward Creative Directors. Could have some good all round info though.

Meh, not much to learn really, quite simply, as far as creative goes, you either have it or you don't.

If you have it, it's very easy to get work, people will come looking for you, so the "now what" is kinda mute.


Not really. It's not about acquiring creativity where there is none. It's more about once you realize that you are a creative, how to take it to the next level and survive in the world around you.

And no, it's not a given that if you are creative, that you will inevitably be "found" and that work will seek you out. You have to make your own way, make the right choices, seek out opportunities....

And once you've started down the path of "I've got nothing else to learn", you're in a very dangerous place, in my opinion.
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Yeah. Ha ha.

It might benefit you guys as young, up and coming players, to spend your time engaging in intelligent discussion of anything that might further your pursuit of excellence, rather than trolling.


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Old 01-11-2013, 12:56 PM   #15
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Really? Wrong? So wasting time on hijacking positive discussion for self amusement is better than contributing to that discussion in a meaningful way?

Awesome.

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Old 01-11-2013, 12:57 PM   #16
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i think you'll find that it very certainly is

what has positivity ever gotten anybody
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i think you'll find that it very certainly is

what has positivity ever gotten anybody


It's helped me overcome the death of a spouse, the birth of a disabled son, a divorce. i'd be dead without trying to see the best possible outcome in spite of circumstance.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:12 PM   #18
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Hail, how do "hide" links in posts?
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And no, it's not a given that if you are creative, that you will inevitably be "found" and that work will seek you out. You have to make your own way, make the right choices, seek out opportunities....

And once you've started down the path of "I've got nothing else to learn", you're in a very dangerous place, in my opinion.


Well obviously you need to put in some effort, and who knows ever if they made the right choices in life. If you are truly a creative talent, word gets around, in whatever industry. They're usually small, tight communities. Music, Art, whatever. I agree with the nothing to learn, it would be foolish to think that, but IMO creativity is something that learning doesn't really apply to in a normal way.
To do something first, or completely original and appealing will get you noticed very quickly among studios.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:18 PM   #20
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