J.K. Rowling And The Benefits of Failure

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling gave the commencement speech at Harvard a year and a half ago, but it feels more relevant today. She is delightful and in 20 minutes gives damn good advice on imagination, empathy, creativity and above all failure, heart-breaking, empowering failure. And how to get up and keep going. 

Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit SmarterCreativity.com.

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