Beck on the future of music (and the music industry)

The September edition of Wired magazine looks at Music Reborn.  The issue includes an interview with Beck about his recent works, especially his use of digital and social networking technology to change the nature of how audiences experience music and the business of how music is distributed. In a recent post I wrote that “in […]

In recognition of mastery

The pursuit of mastery is an inherently personal and individual endeavor, carried out for the personal satisfaction and gratification it brings. Ideally, our genius and passion will lead to mastery that has a purpose. Occasionally our achievements will be recognized within our personal and professional communities, but most people don’t pursue mastery looking for this […]

Thoughts from the Soulard Idea Market (finally)

It’s been almost two weeks since the Soulard Idea Market got together and I’ve been thinking about it, and what I should write about it, ever since. Having just finished reading Walter Isaacson’s biography of Benjamin Franklin and about half-way through Blaine McCormick’s adaption of Franklin’s Autobiography when I first heard of the Soulard Idea […]