Tag Archives: business

CFC ==> CFBC

There was a lot of talk last Summer about the evolution of the name of the Creative Freelancer Conference. And there was no lack of opinions on the topic. Ultimately, we decided on a gradual shift rather than a radical change. The new name is Creative Freelancer Business Conference. We simply added the word “Business”...

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The 3 Most Important Steps in an Emergency Preparedness Plan

This time last year, we were desperately searching for a temporary home after dealing with Hurricane Sandy that slammed into the Northeastern United States. She was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of 2012 and the second costliest hurricane in U.S. history. We were thankful to have a home to return too, but then...

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My Dinner With Andre (and Andy…): InSource Then & Now

In the classic film, My Dinner with Andre, actor Wallace Shawn listens intently as playwright Andre Gregory muses philosophically about the meaning of life and spins fantastical tales knee-deep in tribal rituals. The two met at a Manhattan restaurant in 1983 and spent hours dining and talking (well, Andre Gregory did most of that)...

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In-house Intersections

Meet Isaac. He works in our IT department and although his responsibilities have nothing to do with motion graphics and video he has a passion for both and just received his master’s degree from NYU. How do I know this? Well the coffee station is a breeding ground for all sorts of stuff and...

Clients. Who needs ‘em?

Well, here’s the thing, you do. Unlike a design agency, you can’t choose your clients and you can’t fire them either. Let’s face it. You’re stuck with them. They came with the place and aren’t going anywhere. And because your stakeholders are only an elevator ride or maybe a cubicle away, there are a...

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Read This! The Click Moment

Frans Johannson, the author of The Medici Effect, continues his exploration of human intersections in his new book, The Click Moment. According to Johansson, success is random—far more random than we would like to believe and strategy, planning, and careful analysis can no longer guarantee strong performance. When you dig deep into the actions...

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Breaking Bad (Habits)

“Paradoxically, it is true that your brain will develop habit patterns and decide what’s good and bad in the art that you’re making. And as your brain is making those decisions you will not find the letter “o” in the alphabet; you may end up sticking around “b” and never get past it because...