The most common term business professionals use to describe their relationship with art is “well-rounded”. It’s the same with our kids. We seem to think that poems, paintings and songs are there to add a little something extra around the edges of our existence, rounding us out. We think art is nice, not critical. When looking to improve ourselves or estimate the value of others, artistic taste and ability is not a core criteria, it’s a tie-breaker.
The truth is that art doesn’t round us out, it sharpens us. Great artists are among the most effective communicators on the planet, and we can all sharpen our business skill set by consuming and creating art. Here’s how: [Read more...]