I rate this as one of the tops stories of the recent history. A great story about an awesome idea, entrepreneurship and creativity that can spiral into an online phenomenon. “Caine’s Arcade is a short film about a 9 year old boy’s cardboard arcade, located in his dad’s used auto parts store in East LA.” (Caine’s Arcade) I guess why I find this story so inspirational and awesome is because I used to do stuff like this as a kid as well. Nothing as elaborate as this, but open a market on the backyard of the terrace of the house to sell “sticks and stones” or decorative items as they could be called. Something I would sell to family members and relatives to get few bucks to buy action figures. I had quite a few schemes like that and I really treasure those memories as I believe these projects kind of made me what I am today. I can see Maxwell creating his projects in the future as well. Check out the video, it’s pretty awesome.
There is never enough creativity, and the importance of creativity cannot be highlighted often enough. I personally believe great ideas can create great plans and strategies, and not always the other way round. Creativity is one thing that should not be bound and chained as that would (and will) definitely limit the end result. Think big and act accordingly. The best ideas can grow from as simple thing as a doodle drawn during a boring meeting, coffee or lunch break. Sometimes small things such as a stickman can be the first step to the next big thing. A slow tempo Sunday, with plenty of time to think, big plans and new directions ahead. When was the last time you drew a stickman on a napkin (or online)? Maybe you draw one today and see what comes out of it…
In the old days children managed with wooden cars, ragdolls and a cardboard box which they turned into a pirate ship. The household appliances were very simple, you had to wash your dishes and clothes by hand and chop wood for the fireplace to keep the cottage warm in the winter. Now kids’ toys are walking and talking and games have cyber spatial dimensions and complex story lines. Everything is designed to be easy-to-use and practical. This leaves a little room to think and act in a completely different way.
Who doesn’t love LEGO? The endless source of inspiration that consists of numerous little blocks and pieces that together can form anything from castles to space ships and everything in between. Well what better way to visualize this than in a video dedicated to the creativity and inspiration LEGO is all about. Check it out.