Category: General Writing

Why Cutting Out the BS Is Always The Right Approach

May 29, 2013

“Cutting the bullshit means that I don’t have to remember what story I told to whom. Cutting the bullshit means that when I say something, people know they can actually believe it. Cutting the bullshit means that people would rather work with me than with other people, even when those others’ bullshit makes them seem…

Creative, not artistic.

February 1, 2013

When I first left a corporate job back in 2001 and began this site as a way to chronicle my journey of becoming an artist, what I initially didn’t realise what how terribly undefined ‘artist’ was and that ultimately I would end up not being one (which would turn out to be a blessing in…

Best Job Description

July 18, 2011

I was forwarded this so unfortunately I can’t link to the original post (let me know if you know) (Thanks, Alex, for letting me know it’s by Nilofer Merchant): WHAT: Subversive Collaborators The truly “kick-ass” people in our organizations, don’t wait for permission to lead, innovate, or strategize. They do what is right for the…

A gentle guide for the New Year

January 1, 2011

I’m not one to repost but this one that I wrote in 2008 just seemed perfect for this New Year’s day when everyone is judging all that didn’t happen in 2010 and talking about what could happen in 2011. So I offer this post again to all of us so that we can go from…

How Inspiration Killed, Then Ate, Creativity

August 19, 2010

“If we as designers can learn to fight the urge for quick answers and focus more on unique, lasting solutions that revolve around defining problems, there’s a chance to turn it all around. Finding new appreciation for both concept and execution (and their relationship to each other) will spark greater conversation within our communitity about…