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I’m an unshakable believer in personal responsibility and that you either design your life or it will get designed for you. One of my top 5 desert island favorite movies is 13 Tzameti. I won’t spoil it for you but the plot revolves (see why I did there) around the game of Russian Roulette. Russian roulette is a potentially lethal game of chance in which a player places a single round in… Read More

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

These are ten books that have influenced me more than most any others.  They are the books I read, re-read, and then read again; some more than a dozen times.  They are instruction manuals for health, wealth, relationships and happiness. And I consider them some the best investments I have made in my life… Act Accordingly – Colin Wright  “You have exactly one life to do everything you will ever do.  Act… Read More

Finish this sentence: “In life, you get what you_______________.” What was your answer? Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night when the room is just a little too cold.  This sometimes happens to me. It’s not freezing but it’s certainly not comfortable. You consider getting up to fetch another blanket but you don’t quite want to leave the bed either. And so you stay there for a while,… Read More

1. This is a story about some of the most expensive advice I ever received. 2. Expensive is not the same thing as overpriced. In 2010 I hired a well known leadership coach at a cost of thousands. As did my wife. We were both feeling quite well about our lives and respective careers but we knew we had so much more we could still learn, achieve and contribute to others as… Read More

Psuedo-philosphy or just a convenient and lazy lie?  “Creativity is synthesis.” Contrary to what many designers and non-designers often opine, this concept is regularly misinterpreted. Just like reposting a quote on Facebook doesn’t make you wise nor does re-tweeting a joke make you a comedian. Pinterest has convinced some people (or people have convinced themselves) they’re creative through curation. Creativity is creativity and synthesis is synthesis.  They’re not the same and they… Read More

“Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning.” -Malcolm Gladwell

Happiness is a choice but I think we’re also happy in proportion to the amount of choices we have. Very early in my a career I found graphic designer Bruce Mau’s Incomplete Manifesto for Growth, a list of more than 40 pithy suggestions for a successful and happy career as a professional creative.  He cautioned young designers, “Don’t borrow money” as did Frank Gehry before him. “By maintaining financial control, we maintain… Read More

A famous philosopher, D.L. Roth intoned, “You’ve got to roll with the punches to get to what’s real. Can’t you see me standing here? I’ve got my back against the record machine, I ain’t the worst that you’ve seen. Oh can’t you see what I mean? Might as well jump!” Do you have a 5 year plan?  Or do you just have a one year plan you’ll get to in 4 years?… Read More

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