“But diversity also drives innovation. There’s a growing body of economic research, sometimes traced back to Robert Solow’s Nobel Prize-winning growth models of the 1950s, that suggests innovation is the single most important variable that drives economic growth. This is fairly intuitive: Innovation generates productivity dividends that result in job and wealth creation. Slightly less intuitive, perhaps, is the fact that small firms develop innovative technology (as measured by patents per capita) at substantially higher rates than large companies. Given the global need for radical innovation to solve a myriad of problems and heal the global economy, it’s probably to our benefit to have so many small, innovative companies and non-profits around.”—GOOD Magazine / Overcoming the Cult of Leadership
I can relate, I’m not a photographer, but people are like, “OH! You can draw! Draw me this, draw me that, blah blah blah, draw my dog, draw my family, blah, blah, blah”
I illustrate. I visually tell stories, via drawing, yes. Painting, yes, and other ways. But I aim…
I understand and definitely see the frustrations with this. However, sometimes it is the jobs you don’t want to do like taking band photos or drawing someone’s dog that will get your name out there and get you noticed. Never burn a bridge. A job is a job and sometimes it’s doing those not-so-fun ones that gets you closer to where you want to be.