05 March 2013

a compelling conversation

A few days ago, FB friend Christi, posted a link to this TED talk by Amanda Palmer.

Watching this talk, I was transfixed and energized.  Before this, I'd never heard of Amanda Palmer.  I did a wee bit of research and found that this little 14 minute talk is generating a lot of conversation ... and of course, that's the whole point of TED talks.  I'm still trying to get my head around Neil Gaiman's wife couch surfing and I'm not thinking I'll be running out to buy all (any?) of her music, but the conversation she's generating is important.  Much of the discussion is about Amanda's insanely successful Kickstarter Campaign.  As with any good conversation, there's opposing views ... this borderline snarky article in the New Yorker - at least that's my take on it - and then this article from yesterday's Huffington Post, which I love.

As an artist, maker and business person, I'm always on the prowl for innovative ways to connect with my buying public.  For a long time, I've had an idea that there's a different way to do that ... a new, paradigm shifting model.  I'm not sure this is it, but it feels like an important part of the equation.

I encourage you to watch Amanda's TED talk and the Huff Post slide show.  What do you think?  How can this idea translate into other mediums?  Is this a viable model? 

... inquiring minds want to know.

l i g a - kvk


  1. I have a real love/hate relationship with Amanda Palmer. I follow her for awhile and then get tired of her, quit and start again. The thing is...she makes me stop and think.

    1. Yep - giving pause to consider another point of view ... essential

  2. I'm a big fan of the TED talks and always try and catch as many as possible. I will try this one. P.S there are some great business talks on TED worth checking.

    1. Oh I love TED talks ... have to be careful, though. So easy to get lost in them. Thanks for stopping by to say HI!

  3. after seeing this video in two places i decided to watch it...

    i think that amanda's message is that we don't need a 'viable model'. if we choose what she's describing we choose Trust instead of a 'model'. the idea of a 'viable model' comes from what we've had drilled into us since birth. it's programming that has absolutely no basis in 'reality', but is what we've come to believe is true, just because we keep being told it's true at every turn. so amanda is saying there's another (organic) way and it has nothing to do with models of any kind.

    it takes a *great deal* of love for and trust in oneself to do what she's doing... that i know for sure.



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