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Monday, October 18, 2010

What Beethoven and Bill Gates Have In Common

This is a great video courtesy of You+Dallas, interviewing the Dean Jose Antonio Bowen of the SMU Meadows School of the Arts.

It is interesting because artists (and aren't we all?) do have an enormous desire to innovate.

We hear this narrative told a thousand different ways - "I was the kid who used every crayon in the box".

Right now there are so many tools to help artists innovate, and one of the most powerful tools is a simple website called Kickstarter.

At kickstarter anyone can post a project they want to do, and see if they can get it funded. People pledge various levels of money to support the project, and the project is either 100% funded or everyone gets their money back.

What a wonderful way to measure whether people care enough about your ideas to see that they happen. It is honest, transparent, and simple.

What would Beethoven be doing if he lived now?

Probably something like this:


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