Change Manifesto – now even more incomplete

Be open to change. Don't be afraid to fail. Experiment and explore. Be patient. Have fun!

Way, way back in the day (1998), Canadian designer Bruce Mau drafted up his Incomplete Manifesto – a kind of wish list of defiance, motivations, and invocation to the heavens. In a way, the Manifesto, now a 20-something, took on a life of its own, and is running wild and free with aspiring designers around the world. Bruce is probably wondering why the Manifesto doesn’t call so often and hopes maybe there’ll be some grandkids soon.

In the spirit of fun here’s my offering of a grandchild:

How to Grow Creatively – a Concise Change Manifesto

  1. Be open to change. Growth is not something that happens to you, you have to produce it.
  2. Don’t be afraid to fail. Failure is an opportunity to learn and grow.
  3. Experiment and explore. Don’t be afraid to try new things.
  4. Be patient. Growth takes time.
  5. Have fun! Growth should be enjoyable.

Here are some specific examples of how to apply these principles:
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