“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

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 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.