Creating the list

If you had a better list, would you do better work? If you made the list instead of just obeying it, would you be a more valuable member of the team?

You rock

Five minutes a day you might do exceptional work, remarkable work, work that matters. Five minutes a day you might defeat the lizard brain long enough to stand up and make a difference.

Open buying and open selling

In many markets, there’s an opportunity to offer people a cheap way to affiliate with you and keep a bigger piece of the pie in exchange.

Kickstarter and Crowdfunding: Where Are We Headed?

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Kickstarter — and other crowdfunding initiatives — are clearly becoming a major resource for small, remarkable, creative businesses (and businesses-to-be). So… what happens next?

Try different

The usual mantra is to ‘try harder’. Trying harder is impossible when you’re already trying as hard as you can. But you can always try different…

Our New Digs

There are big changes happening at Upmarket Magazine — and we flipped the switch today! Come take a look and tell us what you think.


Pink Sherbet Photography -

An archaic Italian word for being able to do your craft without a lot of visible effort — a combination of elan and grace and class.

Art and Business Are The Same: Shouldn’t We Start Acting Like It?

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Art and creative drive and culture are a more important part of our explorations in business than we usually credit.

I don't feel like it

Why do you need to feel like something in order to do the work? They call it work because it’s difficult, not because it’s something you need to feel like.

It’s easier to teach compliance than initiative

Compliance is simple to measure, simple to test for and simple to teach. Initiative is much more difficult to teach, but much more important to learn…