Books

Life of an Indie Publisher: Always on to the Next Project

April 15, 2014

Publishing is an odd venture. It’s both incredibly satisfying and completely insatiable. The moment that a project is done and ready to be released, sent out into the world, is so thrilling. All this energy of creating, reworking, editing, fine-tuning for weeks and months, and maybe years, has paid off and now there’s this amazing […]

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July Book Club Pub Crawl: The Education of Millionaires

July 5, 2012

The Education of Millionaires is written by Michael Ellsberg, who dedicated years prior to this book’s publication interviewing a wide range of millionaires and billionaires who never received a college degree. The purpose of this book? To explore and uncover the deep-rooted myth of the American Dream that if you go to college, get good […]

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The War of Art: Be a Professional, Not an Amateur

June 25, 2012

Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art, breaks down the difference between an amateur and a true professional. An amateur is an artist who loses out to Resistance. A professional is an artist that beats Resistance, daily. Everyone reading this blog post wants to to be a Pro. Right? Well, let’s check out what […]

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June’s Book Club Pub Crawl Book: The War of Art

June 14, 2012

For Book Club Pub Crawl in June, we’ll tackle the book The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield. This book is about the enemy of creativity. Pressfield calles it Resistance, and The War of Art is the ultimate primer on how to overcome it. It’s a […]

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Building Sacramento as a Creative Community

May 31, 2012

The Book Club Pub Crawl will kick off again tonight, 7pm at ThinkHouse Collective. We’ll be discussing The Rise of the Creative Class, by Richard Florida. If you haven’t read the book, spend a few minutes and check out our previous blog posts that will be sure to get you caught up to speed: The […]

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Rise of the Creative Class and the New “No-Collar Workplace”

May 24, 2012

Continuing our series on The Rise of the Creative Class, let’s look today at what Richard Florida calls the “no-caller workplace.” Remember, to join in on this conversation, join us next Thursday, May 31, at 7 p.m. for the Book Club Pub Crawl. The Creative Class has created a monumental shift in the new economy’s […]

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How to Make Sacramento a Creative Center

May 17, 2012

In The Rise of the Creative Class, Richard Florida presents the ultimate question that every person asks. It’s a question that every city should be trying to figure out how people answer it. “How do we decide where to live and work? What really matters to us in making this kind of life decision? How […]

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3 Creative Class Values: what they are and why Sacramento needs to embrace them

May 3, 2012

In The Rise of the Creative Class, author Richard Florida identifies three main values that embody the Creative Class. Some, Florida argues, represent a melding of traditional and new values. They also tend to be associated with education and creative people in general as well. Individuality Those who represent the Creative Class have a very […]

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The Creative Class: What is it & How can Sacramento harness its power?

April 30, 2012

This month’s Book Club Pup Crawl is about a new class of people: the Creative Class. “Leading this transformation are 40 million Americans–more than one third of our national workforce–who create for a living. Called the “Creative Class,” they are found in a variety of fields, from engineering to theater, biotech to education, architecture to small business. […]

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Harnessing the Power of Network Intelligence

March 23, 2012

(Reminder:  This month’s Book Club Pub Crawl will be next Thursday, March 29th at 7pm.  We’ll be discussing the book, The Start Up of You.) The ability to get good intelligence is pivotal to run the start up of you. You get Network Intelligence primarily from people in your network. Instead of living by the […]

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