If you really want outstanding creative performance, you need people to focus on intrinsic motivations - factors inherent in the work itself. Things like challenge, interest, learning, meaning, freedom, and creative flow. They are what really motivates creative people. — http://the99percent.com/tips/7053/Why-You-Cant-Buy-Creativity
You cannot become the person or agency you wish to be by doing the type of work you wished you never had to do. — http://twitter.com/#!/leeclowsbeard
But in general, the search for popular is wildly overrated, because it corrupts our work, eats away at our art and makes it likely we’ll compromise to please the anonymous masses. — Seth Godin – http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2011/05/whats-the-point-of-popular.html
Putting someone in a favourable position based on their gender or ethnicity is just as bad as putting someone in an unfavourable position based on their gender or ethnicity. — http://farukat.es/journal/2011/04/576-translation-general-misogyny-uncomfortable-truth
The point I’m trying to make is that there’s a lot of opportunity for us—as thinkers—to provide great value to our clients. We won’t, however, do this if we continue to hold tightly on to the notion of designers being purely visual practitioners. I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: design is about facilitating outcomes, not selecting colors. — Eric Karjaluoto - http://www.ideasonideas.com/2011/04/put-down-your-crayons/
If I could stop favoring short term gratification over long term happiness, I could resolve most of the problems in my life. — Meagan Fisher - http://owltastic.com/2011/04/root-canal/
“Is it wrong to fire an (unvested) co-founder who becomes pregnant at a startup?”
If the purpose of your startup is for the betterment of humankind then your co-founder is now ahead of you. If your startup has no such objective, it should not exist.
There’s this ideal I have in my head, to remain fiercely independent for as long as possible and to do good and smart work that allows for a quality of life that everyone should deserve. — Naz Hamid - http://methodandcraft.com/interviews/naz-hamid
It’s a lot easier for an organization to adopt new words than it is to actually change anything.
Real change is uncomfortable. If it’s not feeling that way, you’ve probably just adopted new words. — Seth Godin - http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2011/01/the-pleasant-reassurance-of-new-words.htm
Add things until it starts sucking, take things away until it stops getting better — Frank Chimero - http://blog.frankchimero.com/post/2831408736/your-shit-my-stuff-goldilocks-and-making-the-bed-you