You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I... →
—Elizabeth Warren. Now that is vision.
curiositycounts: Beth Comstock: You Have To Tell A Story, Before You Can Sell A Story – words of wisdom from Beth Comstock, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at GE, in conversation with Behance founder Scott Belsky Compelling case for marketers and communicators as internal champions of what’s next and, in my interpretation, counter-balance the tendency to get caught up in one’s own...
What we should seek to do, rather, is to include... →
I really like where this speech points—to a safer, more inclusive global financial system that meets the needs of competing financial institutions to retain some level of necessary secrecy while still lining themselves up, honestly, along some broadly understood spectrum for risk.
All too often, we totally miss what’s truly important, ape the superficial and...– Helen Walters (thoughtyoushouldseethis), on this Bill Buxton piece on how becoming Steve Jobs doesn’t necessarily mean being Steve Jobs, in Fortune this week.
Democrats could tap into their own, equally... →
Burt Glass and the great people over at Hairpin Communications are like drill sergeants for the rabble rouser’s soul.
We believe that the model of deeply integrated internal design teams will become...– Really interesting piece by Josh Handy, VP of industrial design at Method, creators of the brightly packaged home cleaning products. Put Designers in Their Place gives an insight into how Method manages design, from within the walls of its own office to the discipline’s relationship to business and...
Just as joint intellectual property management... →
From “A musical idea…” My first blog post for the new job at the Results for Development Institute.
Never forget, they say, that Assange came from a... →
Why I have only cared to read one WikiLeaks cable, for work reasons only, and don’t plan to read any more nor believe Assange’s work is journalism.
The Day I Discovered That I'm an OK Cupid Asshole →
While I have never jumped into the online dating scene, I recognize its value. This post from Gizmodo puts a great spin on the pitfalls of relationships, romantic or otherwise, that begin online. By the way, be sure to read the cross-linked blog referenced in the second paragraph.
Really there was no brief. But the really funny thing was the only direction we...– An interview with Rob Janoff, who designed the Apple logo (via curiositycounts)
Most people view creativity as an asset -- until... →
Something I’ve suspected for a while now.
A 2008 essay from the Results for Development Institute’s Dennis de Tray, revised earlier this year: A key to giving countries the time they need to develop is allowing people to see their government begin to function. What the international community needs to do is to help nurture this critical relationship. Unfortunately they often do quite the opposite. Donors talk a good capacity...
Fonkoze Blog: Why Fonkoze closes nationwide each... →
fonkoze: Fonkoze’s bureaus across Haiti are closed today in honor of Amos Jeannot, a beloved Fonkoze employee who was kidnapped on this day in 2000 and killed by people who wanted Fonkoze to close. As Anne Hastings said, “Amos gave his life for Fonkoze, we have no choice but to keep moving forward.” But… Fonkoze is an amazing organization I’ve had the honor of reporting on for...
Many managers don't know how to probe the thought... →
Humility makes for great leadership. I refuse to work in a place that constantly doubts my intentions or talents.