I was asked to guest lecture at the University of Missouri School of Journalism on November 20th. I addressed the Principles of Strategic Communication class on the subject of creativity, most specifically HOW to do creative work.
As you'd guess, I could hardly scratch the surface of that subject in one hour. In some ways, I think that you could teach a semester-long class just on the discipline of creativity. Nevertheless, I gave it my best shot.
And, of course, I couldn't talk about the method of doing creative work without mentioning Merlin Mann and some of the thoughts he's had over the past year or so regarding finding the time and attention to make something that once can be proud of.
I put the camera in a bad spot, so I got tons of fan noise from the projector and a really bad camera angle. I was able to pull some of the fan noise out, but the audio is still a little weird. Apologies.