I don’t often get into talking about the business side of writing and publishing here on my blog, but after learning from the barista at Barnes & Noble about their layoff last week, I felt especially moved. I have a much longer and detailed post about this on my other blog if you really want to know more.
Unless you’re a writer or are really interested in transforming a business, it’s probably not something the average person is interested in. But I know a lot of you are writers and artists reading this blog, so I thought I’d mention it here for you to go read. Otherwise, you might miss is and I wouldn’t want that.
Yes, I do believe they can be saved, but they are going to have to do some innovative thinking to accomplish it.
I also think that trying your own hand at creating ideas for someone else can help you develop creative things for your own life. Everyone needs to be able to think new thoughts. When we stop, we begin to believe that nothing can ever be changed about our lives and that we are trapped.
Steve Jobs was right: There’s got to be a better way.
Never stop believing.