We’ve seen a dramatic shift in the way people interact with technology,...– Andrew House, head of Sony’s PlayStation division Microsoft’s New Xbox Girds for a Smartphone Battle - WSJ.com
I’m a very proud micromanager. If you don’t care about the lapel or...– Mickey Drexler via 10 Creativity Tips From J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler | Fast Company | Business Innovation
This is work you will be proud of for the rest of your life.– Work at Flickr
Market share is important and unit share is important, but we’re all about...– Tim Cook via Apple CEO Tim Cook: Why yes, we do care about market share | VentureBeat
THE WRITER’S TECHNIQUE IN THIRTEEN THESES
Walter Benjamin’s Timeless Advice on Writing 1. Anyone intending to embark on a major work should be lenient with himself and, having completed a stint, deny himself nothing that will not prejudice the next. 2. Talk about what you have written, by all means, but do not read from it while the work is in progress. Every gratification procured in this way will slacken your tempo. If this regime is...
It really is that simple–just design something great, something that users love.– Ilkka Paananen, CEO, Supercell via Is This The Fastest-Growing Game Company Ever? - Forbes
Humans are pleasure gluttons. And that’s just straight up.– Johnny Michaels La Belle Vie Minneapolis Bartender Wisdom - Esquire
37 Signals Earns Millions Each Year. Its CEO's...
Don’t build a fast company, Jason Fried tells Fast Company. Build a slow one. Jason Fried is a founder and CEO of 37signals, a software company based in Chicago. Fried also treats 37signals as something of a laboratory for innovative workplace practices—such as a recent experiment in shortening the summer workweek to just four days. We caught up with Fried to learn how employees are...
If you stop worrying about the outcomes, you will achieve a better outcome.– How to Innovate Like a Jedi Knight | LinkedIn
If you don’t do religion, you don’t get it. In the modern period, however, we...– Karen Armstrong via After God: What can atheists learn from believers?
There are two things more difficult than writing. The first is editing, the...– A good read on writing better. McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better Than You Normally Do.
More than a third of companies are so dysfunctional, the best people don’t...– In 42% of Companies, The Best Workers Are The Least Engaged - Forbes
I’ve always believed you can never have everything that you want, but with work...– Marissa Mayer - Lean In
PLAYGROUND - An Immersive Installation at Sonos Studio SXSW (by aramique)
Often the more open partners are with each other, the less happy they are, says...– Lying to a Spouse: Relationship Advice on How It Can Be Healthy - WSJ.com
Leadership isn’t about being comfortable; it’s about being...– How Criticizing in Private Undermines Your Team - Roger Schwarz - Harvard Business Review
The 5 Ways Local Motors Built an Online Community
Some good advice in here for anyone looking to build a strong business and brand, open-source or otherwise. Click through to the post linked at the bottom to see his details on all points. 1. Create a bold dream that allows for creativity, with a measure of supervision 2. Embrace failure. Use it to improve your process 3. Use evangelism to create interest in the site 4. Move people through...
Marketing As Service (by Digiday)
Smart brands favorite and reply to nice things you tweet about them vs....– Amrit Richmond (@amrit)
What it really takes to succeed
via an article by Jack & Suzy Welch 1. Authenticity 2. Resilience 3. Foresight
EMP IS A LEADING-EDGE, NONPROFIT MUSEUM, DEDICATED TO THE IDEAS AND...– A good statement of purpose/reason for being. EMP Museum - Music Sci-fi Pop Culture
The importance of relationships
What was the Terman study’s most important recommendation for a longer life? …connecting with and helping others is more important than obsessing over a rigorous exercise program. Read that sentence again. It wasn’t receiving help from others, it was giving it: Via The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade Study: We figured that...
It took me years to understand that words are often as important as experience,...– William Morris
If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in...– William Morris