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The Fire Jar is a digital zine / newsletter that explores creativity, movement, and learning. It's about trying to approach life with curiosity, energy, and wonder.  

You'll find creative kindling here: Drawings, videos, prompts, fun thought experiments etc. Refreshing questions and ideas. In short, hand-drawn formats.

Along the way, we'll look for some of the common threads that make us human.

The Fire Jar is edited by Jeremy Finch.

With help from many collaborators.

Some topics I wonder about:

  • What skills and areas of knowledge are most likely to remain timeless, relevant, and evergreen, even as the world undergoes rapid change?
  • How can mindful movement enhance our health and wellbeing?
  • How might creative practice enable human flourishing - individually and collectively?

Background: I started this blog because I like making things, and because I wanted an accountability mechanism. It's been a great way to learn, get feedback, make friends, and develop new skills. I'm genuinely passionate about these topics!

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Here's the origin story (Dec, 2019).

And how it's been evolving, at 100 weeks.

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Core operating principles:

1/ Curiosity: Solicit feedback, often. Listen. Encourage interaction.  

2/ Design: Treat people's trust, time, and brain-space as sacred.

3/ Balance: Mind-body, big-small, fast-slow, serious-silly etc.

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Here are ten things I believe are true.

Calls for interaction and feedback.
Creativity is not a static product. An ever-evolving journey with no set outcome.
Unexpected treasures.
An invitation to pause and slow down to a speed that allows creativity to cut through.
Depth and breadth, depth and breath.

2 / I think everyone can - and should - develop a creative practice.

This can take many different forms.

4 / It is impossible to create and analyze at the same time.

Our hearts move ahead of our minds.



5 / Even best-laid plans can go awry.

It's good to play outside:

It's ok to be bad at things.
You have to be ok with being bad to get better.



13 / You're allowed to go back to move forwards.



22 / Thinking Fast, and Slow seemed to play well.

I'd like to explore more in behavioral economics.

If you want me to send you my top 10 movement posts (1x/day, for ten days), sign up here: FORM

Buster keaton is a filmmaking genius.

This is a free drawing course.
And a one week self-care course.

This is a series about business. And business school.

  • operations
  • negotiation
MBA - The Fire Jar
Business insights. Limited-ish jargon.

i got a lot of unsubscribes during the mba series. so i kinda gave it up. If there's only three things that you take away, know that:

  1. the best thing you learn in b-school is systems thinking
  2. graphs should always go up and to the right
  3. one should support every argument using three points
054: MBA - Intro
An introduction to the MBA series.

Of all the business posts, the operations one was best recieved.

Maybe you're interested in setting goals?

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My friend (kory) is a wise man.

Everyone wants to be heard. If I've learned nothing in my life, I've learned that it is so much more important at this particular juncture that I shut my friggin mouth than that I say one. more. thing.

As much as I want to raise my hand, I want to talk, I have something really powerful to say etc. It's just, like, shut up. This person is talking. When the balloon is deflated - when they've said everything that they need to say - then still don't say anything. Just let it end there."