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The Creative Priority is my current side reading… 2001 Nov 07

The Creative Priority is my current side reading. It’s about the essential paradox of doing great work – you must reconcile disparate forces and harness the tension of craftspeople from different disciplines – and also get people to think beyond their narrow job scope. Hirshberg applied this principle at Nissan, but the same rules apply to web development – to the business end, to the programming end, to the artistic design end (and everything in-between). George Olsen once characterized (or maybe caricatured) these forces as suit, geek, and ponytail. Creative friction is also what makes for great community. I’m only 1/3rd of the way through – so maybe I’ll have different opinions later.

Joe Crawford blogged this at 12:32am in 2001 in November. The 7th was a Wednesday. You are reading this 17 years later. Make a public comment. There are no comments Tweet. Direct message. Send email. It has hashtags→ .

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