Beach Walk #349 – How much does talent matter?

Talent sits on a pedestal and also goes unused. Beach Walks takes a look at the pressure that invisibly gets attached to it.

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Talent is one of those ideas that goes unexamined so often, and inadvertently creates pressure. This can be whether you are “wasting your talent” or not trying something you want because “you have little or no talent for it.”

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Last night I met Doug Kaye, founder of IT Conversations and his lovely wife Cessna who are visiting Hawai’i. He motivated me to create a survey. So I hope you will please help us in our “get some sponsors” project by taking the survey! Mahalo to Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for organizing the dinner.

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Hawaiian words
Kanekapila: playing music and talking story
Noʻeau: talented, skillful

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Comments

  1. I love contemporary Hawaiian music and agree that it’s under-appreciated outside of the islands. It’s funny you should mention kanikapila. My family is kind of musical and one of the things we would do sometimes is play around together on the guitar or piano. It was always best when my great-uncle Mariano visited because he can play the ukulele.

  2. From what I read about the mainstream music industry, musicians under contract to big companies make very little from sales of recorded music (digital or otherwise). It’s the companies that make the lion’s share of the profit. Those musicians make money by performing, because they’re the only ones that can be themselves. With the revolution taking place in artist-published content, though, that equation might change. We can only hope!

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