Today’s question: What do you do nowadays to pay the bills? And what (if anything) did you learn from our salad days that helps you now?
This one’s pretty easy for me. I’ve worked in publishing (in SF and NY) for 20 years, more than 10 primarily online. I generally run large teams of creative, verbal, offbeat young people who’ve converged on the big city for aesthetic and social stimulation. Sound familiar yet?
Indeed, you-all were my training ground for twisting fast-talking, fast-thinking creative excess into fantastic new shapes … Practically nothing these kids throw my way can really shock me, and there’s usually something new and interesting to take apart and try out. (To quote management-training guru Syd Barrett: “There is no other day; let’s try it another way!”)
Your turn: What did we teach each other then that you use now?