As creatives, we always want to be doing work we love. It's how we keep the creative spark to keep sharing our gifts with the world. I finished reading Seth Godin's book Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? Here are several key takeaways from the book: If you want to do work that you love, then you … Continue reading [Book Review] Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
Your attitude effects how you view the world. In the business world, this is key, especially working in companies that are running Growth Hacking or Lean Startup approaches. Innovation comes from a positive attitude. Exponential growth only occurs in situations when the status quo is questioned, when grand ideas are presented. Maybe those ideas seem crazy … Continue reading Attitude Changes Everything
So it feels good to tell the world about your successes right? Of course, you should feel proud of yourself, especially if you have accomplished great things in your career. However, don’t brag about it to others. Most people are not interested in how a project made you feel. If anything, it makes you come … Continue reading Achieve Success: How to Squash Your Own Ego
Everyone has an agenda. This can be applied to organizations as well, including departments. As a designer, to maximize your projects, you need to be able to understand the agendas of other departments in your organization, not just yours. As those of us strive to become Art Directors or Project Managers, knowing the agendas of … Continue reading Understanding Organizational Agendas To Maximize Results
Have you ever wondered why someone can spend 10-12 hours a day working and not even realize it? And then you look at yourself and how miserable you are as each second passes by on the clock at your 8 to 5 job. Well, it’s all about your outlook on work itself. The person who … Continue reading The Importance of Play at Work
Now that we know that our industries will be disrupted, what are the drivers causing it? Technology is the main wave of disruption, with Moores Law at the heart of the wave. The term was first coined by Gordon Moore, Intel cofounder, in 1965 when he observed that the number of transistors per square inch … Continue reading Surf the Wave of Moores Law Into Future Success
As designers, we are usually people who are focused on perfection – getting the details right pixel by pixel. While it’s wonderful to be detailed oriented, that approach shifts our view from the overall objectives of a business, to the microscale to just the project itself. As a designer, of course you want your work … Continue reading Take Design Thinking in the Startup Environment with Venture Design
Hi readers, This is a book review that I wrote recently for Tools of Titans. The original review is on Amazon.com: If you haven’t heard of Tim Ferriss by now, what planet are you from? As Jamie Foxx said on Tim’s podcast, he’s the guy version of Oprah. Want to know the tactics, routines and … Continue reading Get This Book. Now.
With working as part of a team, you've got to be able to do your part well and work together, no matter the circumstances.
Design is about human experience. What’s a better way to learn how to think and how people think other than learning some philosophy? Especially if it can be applied daily to realistic circumstances and is not abstract or controversial. Stoicism: What Stands In the Way Becomes the Way I highly suggest that you learn the … Continue reading Applying Philosophy to Design Thinking: Stoicism