Vision without execution is hallucination.
In a data-driven world, taste is one of the few qualities that manages to elude commodification. It’s also one of the most crucial assets that designers, product managers, developers, entrepreneurs, artists, and creators of all sorts will rely on in their work. Designer Barry Smith writes,…
I asked for a camo[flauge] pattern. These just look like random abstract shapes layered on top of each other.
I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.
Studies of napping have shown improvement in cognitive function creative thinking and memory performance. Ready set … snooze.
When your boss asks why you were napping, tell them science told you to.
The best salespeople and leaders have a high EQ. Daniel Goleman the man who coined the term pulls apart the aspects of emotional intelligence.
Trying to get in touch with decision-makers? The first words out of your mouth should to be, “I know you’re busy, and may I have three minutes of your time?”
If you start talking and don’t immediately request a specific amount of time, people are already impatient.
In “Rookies,” a new series on OPEN Forum, we profile business owners as they navigate the ups and downs of starting a business for the first time. Our first profile features Mackenzie Farquer of Lockwood, a lifestyle shop in Astoria:
"I was living in this neighborhood that was really underserved. There was nowhere to shop: no gift store, boutique, clothing store. I would always tell people at cocktail parties, ‘I’m going to open a store in Astoria.’ I don’t think they believed me."
Via OPENForum.com: “Rookies: How Mackenzi Farquer Went From Stockbroker to Store Owner”
You may not have heard of Jonathan Hoefler or Tobias Frere-Jones but you’ve seen their work. Before their recent split, they collectively ran the most successful and well respected type design studio in the world, creating fonts used by everyone from the Wall Street Journal to the President of the United States.
Worth the watch.