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

Nothing

“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

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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

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Weird –> Great

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

A Good Leader

Intent

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

Settle

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

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

Discover

“… 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

“Uncertainty is a signpost of possibility.”

Good Life Project “Living Creed

Work Without Love

“Work without love is slavery.”
― Mother Teresa

Kindness

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

A company

“I want to work for a company that contributes to and is part of the community. I want something not just to invest in. I want something to believe in.”
– Anita Roddick

Attention

“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity”.
– Simone Weil

New York City

“New York City does not hold our former selves against us. Perhaps we can extend the same courtesy.”

The Way We Live Now: 11-11-01; Lost and Found, By Colson Whitehead

(via Anna Raff)

Always Do Right

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”
— Mark Twain

Upside down Funnel

Ben chestnut on funnels

“I told my friend that we discovered this “upside down funnel” approach in the early days, and never really grew out of it (because it’s worked). When you see our strange billboards that don’t even say our name, or when you see our random “high five” shirts, vinyl toys, or hear ridiculous radio ads, just know that they defy logic because they’re for our existing customers. We’re not going for new leads, let alone conversions or whatever they teach you in Marketing 101. We’re going for customer service. Which, by the way, leads to leads.”
– Ben Chestnut, Co-Founder Mailchimp

Read Ben’s full post. It’s wonderful.

Silence

“Sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.”
– Dalai Lama

(via Moo Luxe)

Trust

“To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.”
– George MacDonald

Jokes

“The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.”
— David Ogilvy

(via quotesondesign)

Vacation

“Not that she didn’t enjoy the holidays: but she always felt—and it was, perhaps, the measure of her peculiar happiness—a little relieved when they were over. Her normal life pleased her so well that she was half afraid to step out of its frame in case one day she should find herself unable to get back.”

– Jan Struther, Mrs. Miniver

And, I am back from my trip to Europe!

Pursuing what you love

“If everyone had the luxury to pursue a life of exactly what they love, we would all be ranked as visionary and brilliant. … If you got to spend every day of your life doing what you love, you can’t help but be the best in the world at that. And you get to smile every day for doing so. And you’ll be working at it almost to the exclusion of personal hygiene, and your friends are knocking on your door, saying, “Don’t you need a vacation?!,” and you don’t even know what the word “vacation” means because what you’re doing is what you want to do and a vacation from that is anything but a vacation — that’s the state of mind of somebody who’s doing what others might call visionary and brilliant.”
– Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson on the secret of genius