The Inspiratorium is a place where ideas come to meet, grow, evolve and flourish. It is written by Anthony Tasgal and is crammed full of thinkers, thoughts and their distilled wisdom, this is a book that will develop and accelerate yours. Below we dip into the book where ‘Tas’ explains the ins and outs of The Inspiratoirum.
A Paean To Serendipity: How to Explore the Inspiratorium
We’ve already flitted between the poles of science and art, quantum physics and epic poetry, philosophy, and football. If this feels to you like the sort of material that provokes, inspires and creates new thoughts – well, read on. But how are you meant to use (not just ‘read’) this book?
Here are a few ways to navigate the Inspiratorium:
- Think of it as a random-access storehouse of quotations, aphorisms, musings, vignettes and stories to peruse, reuse and absorb.
- Explore it as you might a spider’s web of connections, of jumps and leaps that will take you to different places that will intrigue and inspire. It should feel challenging, quirky and eclectic, and create expanded possibilities.
- Think of it as a space based on the principles of integration and constructivism, of synthesis and collective innovation, rather than reductionism.
- Consider it as partly a mosaic of meaning, partly a mini-encyclopedia, which doesn’t just outline its topics but seeks to subvert and invent.
- Become your own DJ, mixing together a giddying symphony of quotes, utterances and epiphanies, a mash-up of hybrid samples and insightful riffs.
- Or perhaps treat it as a series of ‘insight capsules’ to be taken as and when needed (and don’t operate any heavy machinery while doing so).
- If this doesn’t feel exciting, ambitious, captivating, heartfelt, playful and fun… then this is not the place for you.
- If you want to adopt a position, brace yourself for the juxtaposition.
- Make yourself open to randomness, serendipity, and spontaneity.
- Observe above the door the following motto: “If it ain’t broke, break it.” Make that leap into the unknown.
Listen to Tas’ LID Radio Podcast to hear more about the book here.
Find out more and buy The Inspiratorium here.
More about the author
Anthony Tasgal’s main occupation is advertising and marketing, with a particular leaning towards storytelling and behavioral economics. His other interests are the Greeks and Romans, film and writing comedy.
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