I was reading some great quotes this morning when I ran across this one, which, at the risk of sounding like I'm preaching, is perfect for a blog post setting the stage for the new year:
"Anything you're rigid about, sooner or later,
the rug is going to get pulled out from under you."
Although I like to believe I'm a young thinker, technically, by many of your standards, I'm an old fart. Well, being an old fart is something I'm pretty proud of. It gives me an advantage many of you don't have. I've got an amazing collection of classic moments in this industry to learn from. Here are some examples that tie directly to Alan Arkin's quote.
So, here's my point this morning...every day there's another paradigm shift in technology, consumer trends, business and social media. I'm not suggesting you abandon your beliefs or support for anything, just keep an open mind and remember that survival is no longer about the most fit, but about the most creative and adaptable.
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.