“The Sex & Cash Theory”

(Early bizcard drawing. Laminated. New York, August ’98) The Sex & Cash Theory: From “How To Be Creative”: The creative person basically has two kinds of jobs: One is the sexy, creative kind. Second is the kind that pays the bills. Sometimes the assignment covers both bases, but not often. A good example is Phil, […]

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“The Tense Duality” that governs every creative career

[Exhibit A: My more personal side] [Exhibit B: the gapingvoid mission] One of the better things I ever wrote was The Sex And Cash Theory, something to explain how to realistically balance the need to pay the bills with the need to do something creative with your life. It ended up being a key idea […]

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the sex & cash theory

(Early bizcard drawing. Laminated. New York, August ’98) The Sex & Cash Theory: From”How To Be Creative”: The creative person basically has two kinds of jobs: One is the sexy, creative kind. Second is the kind that pays the bills. Sometimes the assignment covers both bases, but not often. A good example is Phil, a […]

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Seth Godin
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His work acknowledges the absurdity of workaday life, while also encouraging employees to respond with passion, creativity, and non-conformity...   MacLeod’s work is undeniably an improvement over the office schlock of yore. At its best, it’s more honest, and more cognizant of the entrepreneurial psyche, while still retaining some idealism.

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