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6ix Passions is edited by Jean-Philippe Cyr,
a freelance user experience strategist.

He lives in Montreal, Magog and St. Martin, likes good foods and wines, cooking, travelling, movies, tv series and outdoor. He plays with his iPhone and browses the Web with his enhanced Firefox on a Mac.

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Aug
29th
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Mess is mine - Vance Joy

Just discovered an amazing voice today.

Aug
27th
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I want to be known for the way I do things, not the specific things I do.

Marco Arment

Answering the question of Myke Hurley on its Inquisite podcast: “What do you want to be known for?

This phrase stroke such a nerve in me that I had to stop the car on the side of the road and write it down immediately when I heard it. Nothing define me more than this. I often say: “This is not what I do, but how and with who I do it that matter the most”.

The road is (if not more) important than the destination.

Aug
26th
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Cliff Martinez - Son Of Placenta Previa

I recently began watching the truly fantastic series from Steven Soderbergh, The Knick, and I particularly found the music to be absolutely immersive (I’m a big fan of ambient and electronic music). No wonder, when I saw at the end of the generic, the name of Cliff Martinez, the genius music film composer behind Drive, Traffic, Lincoln Lawyer and many others movies.

I could listen to this type of music all day. Actually I do!

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Aug
25th
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The details are not the details. They make the design.

Charles Eames

Aug
17th
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Press pause, you may learn something about yourself.

Theses days with the instant release of a full seasons on Netflix, you cannot really appreciate the time the actors, writers, directors and producers put into a TV series. You simply consume it in two, three days like they were candies.

But if you restrain yourself and take the time to watch an episode every two, three days instead of the full season, than you may find something precious out of it. The storyline, the experience, the emotions of the characters remain in you for a while. And they can change the perception of your environment, relationships and the weight of what is important for you. They have even a stronger effect on you when they are from powerful series like Breaking Bad, Band of Brothers, 19–2 or The Killing.

I think the last six episodes of The Killing had a stronger effect on me than all the 38 episodes before it. Not only because I waited between each episodes, but probably because I waited for each of those seasons, year after year, to renew with my favorite characters. The wait made me think, reflect and appreciate even more what the storytellers had to tell me.

Just take the time to appreciate and press pause between each episode. You’ll see… it may change the way you look at them, and how you look at yourself.

This post was originally written and published on Medium.

Aug
15th
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Good Products Have Features, Great Products Have Stories.
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Focus on Getting Good, Not Making It Big.
Jul
15th
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La passion c’est de faire beaucoup de choses.

The other day I land on this phrase (passion is about doing a lot of things). Then I begun to gave some thought about it as it didn’t sound right the first time I read it, or even the second or third time!

Everything about passion or being passionate touch me in some ways and I did wonder if this phrase could be true, at least for me. Can it be that passion is about doing a lot of things? Really?

I often said that I don’t have a single passion as some people do (where they invest all their time and effort into - I truly admire them for it), but that I have many little passions (6 of them as the name of this site suggests). Passions that many may simply qualified as continuous interests as I don’t invest tremendous effort or time into each of them.

Then I begun to think if that quote was not or part of the explanation for it. I like doing those passions or interests, mainly because they keep me active, not busy, but actively creative. My passion is a sum of interests that keeps me into a momentum, a wheel of creative sparks that pushes me continuously forward.

La passion c’est de faire beaucoup de choses.

The other day I land on this phrase (passion is about doing a lot of things). Then I begun to gave some thought about it as it didn’t sound right the first time I read it, or even the second or third time!

Everything about passion or being passionate touch me in some ways and I did wonder if this phrase could be true, at least for me. Can it be that passion is about doing a lot of things? Really?

I often said that I don’t have a single passion as some people do (where they invest all their time and effort into - I truly admire them for it), but that I have many little passions (6 of them as the name of this site suggests). Passions that many may simply qualified as continuous interests as I don’t invest tremendous effort or time into each of them.

Then I begun to think if that quote was not or part of the explanation for it. I like doing those passions or interests, mainly because they keep me active, not busy, but actively creative. My passion is a sum of interests that keeps me into a momentum, a wheel of creative sparks that pushes me continuously forward.