Author Archives: Andrew Dickson

I can turn $205 into $1000 and so can you.

There’s a catch, right? Yes, of course there is. You have to live in Oregon. Here in Oregon we have something called the Oregon Cultural Trust. It’s basically a legal money-laundering scheme that helps you help the arts. Here’s how … Continue reading

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Fatherly Advice

It’s Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day to me. If you’re a dad, or you like dads, and want to spend an evening with dads and non-dads alike, thinking about dads, and eating some awesome food cooked by Olympic Provisions, I … Continue reading

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38 Things

Big thanks to the Urban Honking Television team for turning my 38 things I’ve learned in 38 lecture into a lecture video. I turn 39 this week, so I’m in deep meditation on the 39th thing. I’ll let you know … Continue reading

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Bill Veeck

When I was living in Los Angeles, a director mentoring my writing partner and me asked how old we were. Early 30s was our collective reply. He nodded his head. “So, you got the next 10 years to make your … Continue reading

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Rain Dragon

I heard about Jon Raymond soon after moving to Portland in 1995. I came here to make a movie, and Jon had just made one. A feature based on the newspaper comic strip Crock. He shot his live action version … Continue reading

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Mike Daisey and Me

Surely, you’ve heard something about Mike Daisey over the past few days. In case you haven’t, or haven’t been paying close attention, here’s the quick recap. Mike Daisey, heir apparent to Spalding Gray, created a monologue called “The Agony and … Continue reading

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Failure

Failure has been a mantra where I work, at Wieden+Kennedy, for much longer than I’ve worked here. Dan Wieden has preached failure from the start. So much so that a few years back W+K 12 made a massive pushpin wall … Continue reading

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Now with pictures

This blog isn’t really working. Or at least not how I imagined it would. I’ve been writing long format essays that start with a personal story and spin it into a business insight. In an effort to concentrate on the … Continue reading

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Better Ways to Open Pandora’s Box

I love records. The problem is my young children do as well. And in an effort to allow our records to endure their childhood relatively scratch-free we’ve become a digital music household. Currently that means we move an iPod touch … Continue reading

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Microsoft Word and the NBA

A few years ago I saw Mike Daisy perform Monopoly at the PICA TBA festival. He sat behind a desk and told a two-hour monologue that wove together Nikola Tesla’s battle against Thomas Edison over electricity, the history of the … Continue reading

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