Steal Like An Artist

Published on March 13, 2014

“What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.”

Steal Like An Artist embrace the concept of stealing ideas.

If you are repulsive towards stealing anything, I suggest you let it go.

Some learning points:

  • Steal only worthy ideas
  • Save your thefts for later
  • Everything is a mashup (you = mashup of your father and mother)
  • Also learn from the dead, who cannot reject apprentice
  • It is better to take what not belongs to you than to let it lie around neglected
  • Travel. When the world looks new, our brains work harder.
  • Complain about the way other people make software by making software
  • Write public fan letter
  • Keep a praise file
  • Keep a logbook (tracking how far you travel each day)
  • Better to burn slow and see your grandkids (than burn out)
  • To get over creative blocks, simply place some constraints on yourself
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