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Real Artists Don't Starve

timeless strategies for thriving in the new creative age

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This edition was published in by Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson in Nashville, USA.

Written in English

Bestselling author and creativity expert Jeff Goins dismantles the myth that being creative is a hindrance to success by revealing how an artistic temperament is in fact a competitive advantage in the marketplace. For centuries, the myth of the starving artist has dominated our culture, seeping into the minds of creative people and stifling their pursuits. But the truth is that the world's most successful artists did not starve. In fact, they capitalized on the power of their creative strength. In Real Artists Don't Starve, Jeff Goins debunks the myth of the starving artist by unveiling the ideas that created it and replacing them with timeless strategies for thriving, including: Steal from your influences (don't wait for inspiration); Collaborate with others (working alone is a surefire way to starve); Take strategic risks (instead of reckless ones); Make money in order to make more art (it's not selling out); and Apprentice under a master (a "lone genius" can never reach full potential). Through inspiring anecdotes of successful creatives both past and present, Goins shows that living by these rules is not only doable but it's also a fulfilling way to thrive. From graphic designers and writers to artists and business professionals, creatives already know that no one is born an artist. Goins' revolutionary rules celebrate the process of becoming an artist, a person who utilizes the imagination in fundamental ways. He reminds creatives that business and art are not mutually exclusive pursuits. In fact, success in business and in life flow from a healthy exercise of creativity. Expanding upon the groundbreaking work in his previous bestseller The Art of Work, Goins explores the tension every creative person and organization faces in an effort to blend the inspired life with a practical path to success. Being creative isn't a disadvantage for success; rather, it is a powerful tool to be harnessed. - Publisher.

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Real Artists Don't Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age
May 29, 2018, HarperCollins Leadership
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Real Artists Don't Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age
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Real Artists Don't Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age
2017, HarperCollins Leadership
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Real Artists Don't Starve: timeless strategies for thriving in the new creative age
2017, Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson
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Bestselling author and creativity expert Jeff Goins dismantles the myth that being creative is a hindrance to success by revealing how an artistic temperament is in fact a competitive advantage in the marketplace. For centuries, the myth of the starving artist has dominated our culture, seeping into the minds of creative people and stifling their pursuits. But the truth is that the world's most successful artists did not starve. In fact, they capitalized on the power of their creative strength. In Real Artists Don't Starve, Jeff Goins debunks the myth of the starving artist by unveiling the ideas that created it and replacing them with timeless strategies for thriving, including: Steal from your influences (don't wait for inspiration); Collaborate with others (working alone is a surefire way to starve); Take strategic risks (instead of reckless ones); Make money in order to make more art (it's not selling out); and Apprentice under a master (a "lone genius" can never reach full potential). Through inspiring anecdotes of successful creatives both past and present, Goins shows that living by these rules is not only doable but it's also a fulfilling way to thrive. From graphic designers and writers to artists and business professionals, creatives already know that no one is born an artist. Goins' revolutionary rules celebrate the process of becoming an artist, a person who utilizes the imagination in fundamental ways. He reminds creatives that business and art are not mutually exclusive pursuits. In fact, success in business and in life flow from a healthy exercise of creativity. Expanding upon the groundbreaking work in his previous bestseller The Art of Work, Goins explores the tension every creative person and organization faces in an effort to blend the inspired life with a practical path to success. Being creative isn't a disadvantage for success; rather, it is a powerful tool to be harnessed. - Publisher.

Real Artists Don't Starve

timeless strategies for thriving in the new creative age

This edition was published in by Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson in Nashville, USA.


Table of Contents

Introduction : Myth of the starving artist
Part 1 : Mind-set.
You aren't born an artist
Stop trying to be original
Apprentice under a master
Harness your stubbornness
Part 2 : Market.
Cultivate patrons
Go join a scene
Collaborate with others
Practice in public
Part 3 : Money.
Don't work for free
Own your work
Diversify your portfolio
Make money to make art
Conclusion : Join the new Renaissance

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Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xix, 231 p.
Dimensions
22 x x centimeters

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OL26353947M
ISBN 10
0718086260
ISBN 13
9780718086268

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