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Whether you’re a big or a small brand, it’s really about thinking about humanity and your audience. Having started my own online businesses as a one-woman show years ago, I completely understand that if you don’t have copywriters, an art department and a video team, you think you’re never going to be able to tell...

The Crossroads of Should and Must is an incredibly beautiful, thought provoking and brutally real read on Medium how to live who you are and why it’s so important (and often hard to do). I highly encourage you to read it no matter where you are in your career or your life and let it inspire you, even if you think you...

Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing...

“Luxury is the possibility to stay close to your customers, and do things that you know they will love. It’s about subtlety and details. It’s about service. I cannot accept a place where people are badly received. I can’t imagine spending several thousand dollars on something and the salesclerk gets annoyed because you...

If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing. Will Rogers.

“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...

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 disguise). But in the beginning, I...

“It is a poor workman who blames his tools – the good man gets on with the job, given what he’s got, and gets the best answer he can.” And I suggest that by altering the problem, by looking at the thing differently, you can make a great deal of difference in your final productivity because you can either do it in such a...

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...