Austin Kleon- The Idiot's Guide to Being Creative
New York Times besetselling author Austin Kleon joins Joe to discuss how all of us can become more creative people. In this episode Joe and Austin talk about:The importance of reading widelyWhy routines matterThe power inside of our old green notebooks"Scenius" is better than geniusTension makes us betterHow uniforms influence our behaviorBeing present in our personal and professional lives Austin Kleon is the New York Times bestselling author of a trilogy of illustrated books about creativity in the digital age: Steal Like An Artist, Show Your Work!, and Keep Going. He’s also the author of Newspaper Blackout, a collection of poems made by redacting the newspaper with a permanent marker. His books have been translated into dozens of languages and have sold over a million copies worldwide. He’s been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. New York Magazine called his work “brilliant,” The Atlantic called him “positively one of the most interesting people on the Internet,” and The New Yorker said his poems “resurrect the newspaper when everybody else is declaring it dead.” He speaks for organizations such as Pixar, Google, SXSW, TEDx, and The Economist. In previous lives, he worked as a librarian, a web designer, and an advertising copywriter. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and sons. (Bio Courtesy of www.austinkleon.com)
From "From The Green Notebook"