Archive for October, 2014

great is inspired by your experiences

There may be very few truly original or unique new ideas in the world. There are many more possibilities if you look at the world with your worldview, perspective and experience.

The people who stick with it know that there is a place where truly great ideas, writing, design, products, services, platforms and innovations are born, if only we would allow ourselves to tap into them sooner and more often. Everything truly great is inspired by our own stories and experiences—our unique worldviews.


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do you like to crunch?

But crunch is not always the result of irresponsible managers who will knowingly demand unreasonable hours.  Just as often, I speculate, it’s the result of our own willingness to crunch, coupled with an inability or unwillingness to plan ahead realistically or at all.

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be clear, singular and have a perspective – Ive

And here’s the next irony that defines Ive’s career: In the clutter of contemporary culture, where hits and likes threaten to overtake content in value, the purity of an idea takes on increasing currency. “I think now more than ever it’s important to be clear, to be singular,” he says, “and to have a perspective, one you didn’t generate as the result of doing a lot of focus groups.” Developing concepts and creating prototypes leads to “fascinating conversations” with his team, says Ive. “It’s a process I’ve been practicing for decades, but I still have the same wonder.”

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