Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to the Cusp Conference, held at the MCA here in Chicago. Got a whole lot of good inspiration, the kind that wipes clean the mental whiteboard and redraws a whole new way of thinking.
- -Paul Hoffman, who heads up BigThink.com, reminded me of the power of story and the gap between perception and reality.
-Lynda Barry, artist, who made me re-appreciate hand turkeys, misheard song lyrics and first phone numbers.
-Ryan Knighton, blind Canadian punk writer, who warns: don’t be a raging asshole if you accomplish great things. Even if that great thing is that you’re blind and taught yourself to ecolocate objects.
-Dave Lyon, car designer, who confirmed my desire to drive the new all-electric GM Volt all across the country and blog about it. Volt PR staff: Call me.