“At the moment, our society’s notion of success is largely composed of two parts: money and power. But it’s time for a third metric, beyond money and power – one founded on well-being, wisdom, our ability to wonder, and to give back.”
- Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington on Redefining Success: 2013 Smith College Commencement Address
“Don’t have a favorite font. Do have a favorite type designer.”
- Jessica Hische
Excellent read: Upping Your Type Game, by Jessica Hische
“People say doing a startup is like a marathon. It’s actually a roadtrip at night with no headlights. You think you’re going to Toledo but you’re actually going to Miami and you might not have enough gas so you might need to buy gas from someone who might take you out if you aren’t driving well.”
– Ben Silbermann
What Startups Are Like, via Michael Galpert
“People that take responsibility are often given responsibility!”
- Seth Godin
Seth Godin spoke at last Friday’s CreativeMornings/NYC. I will share the video of the talk as soon as it is ready.
“The question is not Will you succeed? but rather, Will you matter?”
- Seth Godin
Seth Godin spoke at today’s CreativeMornings/NYC. I will share the video of the talk as soon as it is ready.
“A growing body of research shows that when you share a laugh with someone, you’re mirroring not only one another’s body language, but also the hormonal and neuronal activity, prompting a mutual investment in each other’s well-being. That’s a bond of kindness–and you’ll need acts of kindness to make it in any career.”
Why humor makes you more creative, by Drake Baer.
“The problem with copycats is that honestly, they have no soul. It sounds silly to say that, but when you don’t have soul and you don’t have a reason for why you’re doing the things you’re doing, you’re always one step behind, and you never really connect with the consumer.”
— Everlane CEO Michael Preysman
Watch full interview here.
“If you’re not in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I am not interested in your feedback.”
- Brené Brown
A quote by Brené Brown, today’s keynote at the 99% Conference here in NYC. Watch her popular TED talk.
“I call it the McDonald’s Theory: people are inspired to come up with good ideas to ward off bad ones.”
An interesting post by Jon Bell in What I learned Building on Medium.
“Make your own Tools!”
- Bruce Mau
From The Designer Says, by Sara Bader
I spent the last 30 minutes flipping through The Designer Says, a compendium of quotations from more than one hundred of history’s leading designers. What a great gift! Well done, Princeton Architecture Press!
“Go ahead and make something for the elites. Not the elites of class or wealth, but the elites of curiosity, passion and taste.”
- Seth Godin
You don’t have to pander, by Seth Godin
«Reporters no longer control the first draft of history.»
When Everyone is an Eye-Witness, What is a Journalist?, by Mark Little
(via David Bauer)
“In hindsight, selling Upcoming to Yahoo was a horrible mistake. Selling your company always means sacrificing control and risking its fate, and as we now know, online communities almost always fail after acquisition. (YouTube is the rare exception, albeit one with billion-dollar momentum.) But Yahoo was a particularly horrible steward for the community.”
- Andy Baio
Read Andy’s full post, The Death of Upcoming.org