Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Hugh Macleod's Crazy, Deranged Fools

Cartoonist Hugh Macleod recently coined the term Crazy, Deranged Fools. In his words,

A CrazyDerangedFool [CDF for short] is, like me, somebody who has the temerity to aspire to work in a way that produces both joy, meaning and contribution for both them and others, while also paying the bills. It's about creativity, it's about finding meaning, but it's also about living in the real world.

A. Most people work for the money. Most people wouldn’t do their jobs for free.
B. Most people hate their jobs.
But I’m not thinking about “Most People” right now. I’m thinking about the small percentage of the population who want to love their work; who want to find meaning in their work... and are willing to work like hell to find out how. Those crazy, deranged fools… How do they manage to exist? How dare they exist!

link: gaping void: dear crazy, deranged fools...

Hugh Macleod's blog offers many foolish thoughts (in the good way), whether from his contrarian marketing strategies, his "cartoons drawn on the back of business cards", or his advice on creativity.

You can read some of that advice on how to be creative here: Ignore Everybody (the book comes out in June).

And here's my favorite cartoon:

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