Amuse Their Minds


(via JP)


“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”
― Albert Einstein


“The price of greatness is responsibility.”
– Winston Churchill

Be Generous.

“Be generous with your time and your resources and with giving credit and, especially, with your words. It’s so much easier to be a critic than a celebrator. Always remember there is a human being on the other end of every exchange and behind every cultural artifact being critiqued. To understand and be understood, those are among life’s greatest gifts, and every interaction is an opportunity to exchange them.”
– Maria Popova

Taken from Maria’s very personal post: 7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living

Being Lonely

“I was never lonely in space. The loneliest people live in big cities. Being lonely is a state of mind.”
– Commander Chris Hadfield

(via Michael)


“A pint of example is worth a gallon of advice.”
– Anonymous

Good Leadership

“Good leadership is always human. It takes time and energy. It is hard work. Which is why good leadership is so special when we find it.”
Simon Sinek

Clear Results

“Clear intentions and clear purpose begets clear results.”
Pharrell Williams


“He who is contented is rich.”
– Lao Tzu

Are you a pleasure to have around?

“The person who gets the gig is the person who knows how to hang. Nobody hires you because you’re the best musician.”
— Larry Legend.

Watch my studiomate Larry Legend’s CreativeMornings talk.

A Good Traveller

“A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.”
– Lao Tzu

Three Rules of Work

“Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
– Albert Einstein


“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”
― Bill Watterson

Sell Your Ignorance

“Sell your expertise and you have a limited repertoire. Sell your ignorance and you have an unlimited repertoire. He was selling his ignorance and his desire to learn about a subject. The journey of not knowing to knowing was his work.”
— Richard Saul Wurman on Charles Eames


Two-Way Street

“Leadership is a two-way street, loyalty up and loyalty down. Respect for one’s superiors; care for one’s crew.”
– Grace Hopper


Weird –> Great

(Also, notice, you can now embedd Instagram photos and videos!)

A Good Leader


“If you want people to to think, give them intent, not instruction.”
– David Marquet


“You are what you settle for.”
– Janis Joplin

From a final interview with Janis Joplin on Creativity and Rejection.


“… When you do something that basically is guaranteed to succeed, you’re closing the possibility for discovery.”
– Milton Glaser

Legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser on art and the meaning of life.

The Things To Do

“The things to do are: the things that need doing: that you see need to be done, and that no one else seems to see need to be done. Then you will conceive your own way of doing that which needs to be done — that no one else has told you to do or how to do it. This will bring out the real you that often gets buried inside a character that has acquired a superficial array of behaviors induced or imposed
by others on the individual.”

– R. Buckminster Fuller


“Uncertainty is a signpost of possibility.”

Good Life Project “Living Creed

Work Without Love

“Work without love is slavery.”
― Mother Teresa


“The end result of kindness is that it draws people to you.”
– Anita Roddick