“I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.”
– Albert Einstein
Not sure what triggered my sudden rug obsession but this one, by Turkish designer Begüm Cana Özgür is a visual gem.
“Eventually I realized that success is not about big hits. It’s actually in the opportunity to improve. How could our sales pipeline be better managed? How could our team be coached on client interaction? Who seems frustrated, who could use coffee? How could our meetings be more efficient, and in lesser quantities? Do we need more plants?”
A interesting piece on the highs and lows of becoming a leader. Irony Doesn’t Scale
Not sure what story I would make up in my mind if someone handed me one of these Random Porcelain Cups printed with unpredictable numbers. I would most certainly not be able to remember my number at a party. Made me chuckle.
“We start on the path to genuine adulthood when we stop insisting on our emotional competence and acknowledge the extent to which we are – in many areas of our psyche – likely to be sharply trailing our biological age. Realising we aren’t – as yet, in subtle ways – quite adults may be the start of true maturity.”
What a stunning (and pricy) rug. Hand-knotted and hand-woven by Doshi Levien.
1 earn trust by giving it
2 hire for EQ, train for IQ
3 eat lunch with your team
4 tell people their work matters
5 be a player-coach
6 feedback in private, praise in public
7 in victory, lead from back
8 in crisis, lead from front
9 walk around and help
(via Farbod Saraf)
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“If you start to get stiff, you start to get scared, it’s not going to work, the sled is going to break lose on you and you are going to crash. You have to embrace the speed instead of getting afraid of it!”
A 1909 animation on how spiders take to the air is a charming dip into the history of science. Stop motion has come a LONG way!
“Although there are some examples of highly engaged communities being developed via technology (e.g., Peloton riders), when it comes to belonging, real connection will most likely come from in-person interaction in real life. But having physical space is not enough: Brands should create spaces, experiences, products, and services that deliberately foster the conditions for diverse people coming together in respectful environments for shared experiences.”
Excellent read: The Best Brands Are The Ones That Build “Belonging”
Uhm, CreativeMornings, anyone? Every month 20k creative types get together in over 65 countries. For free.
These one word resolution prompts seem like an interesting way to help form new habits. Could be used as a playful tool in an office environment.