A person I follow very closely is Seth Godin. He is on the cutting edge of marketing and forward thinking. He has a great daily email, and you can get it here.
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Here are a few books that I highly recommend:
Lisa Fedon is an award winning, international metal artist and sculptor. Most recently, she was commissioned by Citizen Watch Co. for their “Eyes” advertising campaign in Ginza Magazine, Japan’s hottest fashion design publication. An inspiration to many, her artwork is imaginative, powerful, and at times, whimsical, and has become part of many private and public art collections throughout the world. She is also my mother Check out her website here or her book below.