Becoming a better designer is a lot like becoming a better soccer player. You have to play a lot. If you don’t play you don’t gain experience, you don’t train your muscle memory, and you don’t get better. But you can only go so far on your own. Young players who become excellent get better from playing and being coached. Becoming a better designer requires you to work with clients and be mentored along the way. via
Countless people have begun businesses blogs, only to drop it all 6 months later because they aren’t sure why they aren’t making money.
I’m going to tell you right now that for 95% of the people out there that are trying to start a lifestyle business, you’re doing it all wrong.
How do I get a huge hunk of metal in the air to fly across the ocean? I must design a way. How do I get someone to signup for my service they don’t know anything about? I must design a way. Both of the questions could be answered with ugly solutions. They could find old and archaic ways to solve the problems, but that isn’t what design is about. The elegant solution takes into account all aspects of the design. Taking the practical solution, the function, and adding the aesthetically appealing aspect to it, the form, and there you have a solution to the problem of ‘how do I?’
There was once a pottery teacher who decided to run an experiment with her class. At the start of the course, she divided the class into two groups, each of which would be graded differently at the end of the course.
The first group was instructed that they were to focus on the creation of a single pot. The quality and historical integrity of this pot would be the sole determining factor of their grade in the course.
The second group was instructed to create as many pots as possible. Their grade was to be determined by the quantity of pots they produced throughout the course, not the quality of the work.
Born in Kyoto in 1966, the internationally educated Ito dropped out of two different colleges and, as early as 1985, became one of the first people to register for and study an online course. This knack for early adoption served him well in later years, and he’s now credited with a hodgepodge variety of ‘firsts’, even having helped kickstart the nascent rave scene in Japan.
Innovation is all about ideas
The great leader never fails
Leaders are only fighting the system
Everyone can be an innovator
Innovation happens organically
Can be inside an establish organization
Requires wholesale organizational change
Innovation can only happen in Skunk Works
Innovation is unmanageable chaos
Only start-ups can innovate