David Olsen: On the Road to Creativity

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1. @daveohoots

2. 16 years old, bought a van

2.1. travelled the world

2.2. learned about the internet on the day Gerry Garcia died

3. Always been bringing together technology and culture

3.1. started at gr4 science project

4. HootSuite

4.1. Worldwide juggernaut

4.2. Playing a role in the revolution

4.3. Right here from E Van

4.4. He's not a technologist

4.4.1. took 17 years to get a bachelor's

4.4.2. In interdisciplinary studies

4.4.3. being the rosetta stone between suits and geeks

4.4.3.1. Secret sauce for him to stay employed

5. What he learned

5.1. Art makes the future

5.1.1. This is how we have learned about history

5.1.2. Without artists, we only have a record written by the winners

5.2. Offended by CONTENT

5.2.1. Where's the quality?

5.2.2. Don't get precious with your stuff

5.2.3. Most people deal with obscurity, not piracy

6. You need to be in between your audience and your awesomeness!

6.1. Find a place where you can put the two together and rock their world on a daily basis!

7. Creativity starts with a walk

7.1. 80% meditation

7.2. 10% inspiration

7.3. 10% inebriation

8. Role Models that we've had

8.1. War & Peace: it's not just a trivia answer, it's a book, read it!

8.2. We need new heroes!

8.3. Just had rock starts and celebrities

9. Personal Anthropology

9.1. Who were you in your past lives?

9.2. Dig out that shoebox and put it out there

9.3. It deserves an audience

9.4. Who were you at 15? 25? 5?

10. Express with Vigor!

10.1. If you are awesome, you can get away with anything, just ask him!

10.2. Don't get hung up on who is going to like it?

10.3. Ignore the gatekeepers! They're just stone

10.3.1. write for yourself, write for others

10.4. It's not about signing your rights away, it's about building the tribe around your content

11. Take Risks!

11.1. Those situtations are those that test you, really figure out who you are!

12. Everything/Nothing is new!

12.1. We are just reinvent the same stuff

12.2. It's direspectful to say that we are creating something original

12.3. It's just a conglomeration of all the little thoughts in your head

13. Tech is just a Tool

13.1. It's an awesome tool but it's just a tool

13.2. Telegrams lasted about 150 years, do you think Twitter will last that long?

14. Be your own eyewitness

14.1. held jobs in Germany, Japan

14.1.1. learned from experience and diversity

15. Twitter is like a CB Radio

15.1. Develop your own code

15.2. Develop relationships with people you may never meet

15.3. If you do meet them, they are not what you expect

15.4. And you share your cultural info, such as coffee shops. etc. Develop those relationships.

15.5. CB is social media!

16. An ability to amplify interestingness

16.1. Stop counting hits, followers, etc.

16.2. Do something interesting! Share something interesting!

17. Be the Driver (sometimes)

17.1. Put a sign up: This is my cause, this is my movement!

17.2. Be wary of getting kicked off the bus though!

18. Always be hustling

18.1. Sold chestnuts at Amsterdam

18.2. Started making money, got his job as a picker

18.3. Mushroom Farmer in Japan

19. Reap Rewards

19.1. Might get lonely

19.2. You can only do this by putting yourself out there

19.3. If you practice hard enough, you will reap rewards!