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106 – Sticky ideas & commonplace books

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/106 – It reminded me of the conversation I had with author Sean Williams In episode 62 about how getting ideas out was like a tube of toothpaste where it’s easier to get out when the dry crusty bits are gone from the end and you can get that flow back. It wasn’t a really…

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105 – Author on purpose. Professor by accident. With David Burkus

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/105 –  David is an author and Associate Professor of Management at Oral Roberts University, where he teaches courses on organizational behaviour, creativity and innovation, and strategic leadership. But he started out wanting to be Jack Kerouac so you probably don’t want to miss how that happened. **- Links for this episode -** Malcolm Gladwell…

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104 – Connect with people to Collect an audience

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/104  – Connect with people to Collect an audience

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103 – Making software and making music with Cory Smith

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/103 – Entrepreneur, software developer and Musician Cory Smith. We talk about his start in computer sciences and the role his instructors played in nurturing the invaluable skill of learning how to learn. We also talk about connecting with others by telling your own story. As evidenced by his 10s of thousands of listens on…

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102 – Knowing what a project isn’t

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/102 – Knowing what a project isn’t can be as important as knowing what a project is. Adding that perspective can help get unstuck and get started or finished. 

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101 – Have faith in your talent with Julie Geller

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/101 – Julie Geller has been writing and performing songs pretty much since someone showed her a few chords on a piano as a kid and now with the support of her followers on Patreon puts out a song with a video every month. **- Links for this episode -** Julie’s site – http://www.juliegeller.com/ Julie’s…

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100 – Two Interviews With Tucker

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/100 – I’ve had the opportunity to be a guest on a couple podcasts since I started this podcast and the hosts of those shows were kind enough to let me re-publish them here as my celebratory 100th episode.

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99 – Composing for film and tv from a home studio with Alec Harrison

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/99 – An interview with film and television composer Alec Harrison. I’d say Emmy Nominated composer but you’ll hear at the end of this episode why Alec doesn’t think that would be impressive or important. **- Links for this episode -** Alec Harrison – http://alecharrison.com/ SixDegrees post audio – http://sixdegrees.ca/ Calgary – http://www.calgary.ca/ Hooked On…

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98 – Applying app store success to your own project

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/98 – we talk about an article I read on Reddit by Amir Rajan about his success in the iTunes App store. The article is basically a how-to for working with Apple to have a successful game for iPhones and iPads. Amir’s success was in the range of $700,000 USD over the course of about…

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97 – Inspire yourself by inspiring others with Lorian Dean

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/97 – Lorian is an elementary school art teacher in Florida during the day and does illustration for children’s books outside of work. In today’s chat we talk about a teacher who inspired her, her own passion for teaching and her work as an illustrator. Her passion is obvious and infectious and I can’t imagine…

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