AuthorGary Paris

The Creative Curve – Book Summary


What is creativity? The definition of creativity itself is controversial. Is Taylor Swift creative or mainstream? Is body fluid art (this can of artist’s shit was sold for $150,000 in 2008) creative or obscure? According to Allen Gannett in his excellent book The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Right Time, creativity is about balance. More precisely, it has to check...

The Solution For Homelessness. Yup.


Isn’t it weird that some people seem to care more about dogs than humans? And isn’t it even weirder that those people seem to all be living in NYC?    Two facts struck me in the city.   1. People care way too much about dogs New Yorkers love their canine pets. They dress them in coats that look better than mine. Their weekly groomer is more skilled than my quarterly hairdresser. They...

iPhone X-Rated | 5 Facts That Will Shatter Your Beautiful Mind


Face ID is now a subtle way to insult you When your finger couldn’t unlock your phone, you thought it was because of that bag of Doritos you emptied. But now, when Face ID doesn’t recognize you, it’s another way of saying: “is this a joke or your face looks like this today?” That’s painful. So I took the ugliest picture of me when setting it up. I stayed awake...

Do You Know The Greatest Tested Productivity Hack?


Getting things done. The mantra of the modern age. It used to be: don’t be killed by a mammoth. Damn, time flies. The simple times are long gone. But how do we get things done? There are multiple tools, tricks, self-help books, Medium authors (your best choice, obviously), and other resources out there instructing us on this subject. The list goes on and on. However, the simple fact that...

How To Be More Motivated, No Matter What.


Motivation. That thing you had before Games of Thrones murdered it. When you’re a creator, staying motivated can be challenging. Us creators often wonder why we do this while out friends are out doing serious & “important” stuff. I mean, it’s difficult to stay motivated to be creative and come up with great ideas while our friends are out there solving crucial matters...

How To Be Present And Win At Life


Presence—the art of having your mind and body in the same place at the same time.  Remember the days before mobile phones? I often look back on them fondly. I can vividly recall standing in a phone booth, etching a message into the glass (“For a good time, call Gary…”), and actually listening to the person on the other end of the line. Not scrolling through Instagram as the...

The Most Inspiring Article Ever Written (by me)


I try not to be a rabble-rouser. Really, I do. But it’s hard. Very hard. My dopamine skyrockets with every like, clap, retweet, share, comment, and poke (yes, I realize Facebook has retired its poke feature, but it shall forever hold a special place in my heart). Go ahead, hit me with a clap. I swear I’ll be high for hours. Days even. At the risk of disappointing my 12 fans (which...

How To Unlock Unlimited Memory With This Proven Simple Strange Hack


Memory. That thing we used to have before the Internet. I agree: remembering by heart seems outdated. We have access to Google 24/7, and school is over for most of us. The thing is, our brains are rotting. Look: I can’t remember my brother’s phone number, and I forget your name about 2.7s after you said it. Sometimes even faster. Why is that? And no, it’s not because I’m a...

How To Reach Tremendous Focus In 2 Simple Steps


Lack of focus. The disease of your over-connected world. Better than the black plague, you might think. I don’t agree. At least, when you had the plague, you knew you were sick. Ok, ok, I can already hear the sobersides claiming you would end up dead. The thing is, lack of focus won’t kill you per se but will kill any shot you have at achieving your dreams. It might doom you to a long...

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