The Chronicles

Best Job Description

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 firm, regardless of status. They bring...

How Inspiration Killed, Then Ate, Creativity

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“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 community about how and why design is important in the first place.”...

What part do you play?

“I think we’re starting to see a fundamental shift in the way small businesses are started and the way that they’ll succeed. I’m hoping future small business owners will ask themselves what part their business will play in wider society – what impact will they have, socially and environmentally? What can they offer and what can they give back to the community in which they’re rooted? I’m...

Smart Growth Manifesto

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“There is a difference between ambition and greed. Ambition drives us to be extraordinary, reach higher, and do outstanding work. Greed is the byproduct of a scarcity mentality that tells us our gains must come at the expense of others.”
The Slow Growth is Smart Growth Manifesto

Creative is more than being an artist.

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It’s interesting I have been getting a lot of emails lately asking where I exactly am I in the creative world. This strikes me odd for a couple of reasons. One, there’s the assumption a person can “leave” the creative world and that I’ve done just that or the second that because I am not posting sketches or art or talking about the woe’s of an artist, I am not...

Best Way to Launch a Book

BabyCakes, the Book of Recipes: It’s Here! from BabyCakes NYC on Vimeo. Erin McKenna the smart, savvy, passionate entrepreneur behind the successful bakery Babycakes NYC, has a book coming out, BabyCakes: Vegan, Gluten-Free, and (Mostly) Sugar-Free Recipes from New York’s Most Talked-About Bakery. She made the above video to let people know and what I love about this video is you see...

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