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Jim Coudal on Ideas in Action

Jim Coudal of Coudal Partners was the first speaker for the Chicago chapter of Creative Mornings.

Jim spoke about his transition from client work to selling his own products, and how to put ideas in action. My favorite insights after the video…

My Key Takeaways #

There’s a core theme of “failing spectacularly” in Jim’s talk. A couple of ideas that really resonated with me…

1. Ideas take the path of least resistance, and often that’s excuses why it won’t work. Instead, launch an idea quickly, and if it doesn’t work you can scrap it.

2. Creativity thrives on variety. Doing one thing really well is great, but moving from one unique project to another fuels the creative process.

What were your favorite moments from Jim’s talk?

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