Who Inspires My Writing
Ian Lurie Sep 12 2007
Copyblogger asks who inspires my writing. I’ve got a few sources:
My kids. Are ingenious, creative, innocent and sophisticated all at once. They’re a constant stream of inspiration for me.
Politics. I continuously see people across the political spectrum do things that excite my admiration or disgust.
Fiction. I read a lot of books. Right now I’m re-reading the Aubrey/Maturin novels by Patrick O’Brian. You’d be amazed how much you can learn about marketing from a Napoleonic-era naval captain and his surgeon/intelligence agent.
Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent Inc. He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech. Follow him on Twitter at portentint. He also just published a book about strategy for services businesses: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle. Read More