“Weak managers make decisions for their people. Great ones help them make decisions.” via Puget Sound Business Journal
For a true writer each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed.
Design is imagining a future and working toward it with intelligence and cleverness. We use design to close the gap between the situation we have and the one we desire.
"When the post-Depression years left shoppers skittish and merchants without much business, manufacturers had to innovate and devise new ways to jolt the economy back to life. And so began the beginning of an era that is still aggressively alive today: consumerism. New materials like vinyl, chrome, aluminum, and plywood excited customers again, and products became sleek and attractive in ways they hadn’t been before."
Amateurs practice until they get it right. Professionals practice until they can’t get it wrong.
Success can be duplicated, but
we’re just too cheap.
[A closer look at school programs revealed the ones] designed to do too much, with too few resources, weren’t effective. [#surprise]
"The New Jersey program sent teachers to school to earn degrees, doubled their pay and assigned them coaches. Quality and results rose."
"The large-scale programs that don’t deliver the results have not been designed to duplicate the programs that deliver the results,” Steven Barnett said.
“They were designed to be cheaper.”
Enriching children enriches everyone by Jerry Large.
We’re not talking about a bunch of hippies weaving carpets in a commune here. We are talking multi million/billion dollar companies who pride themselves on having a motivated, prolific workforce.
So, it turns out they weren’t leaving their job. They were leaving their working environment.
When you understand leading teams as a role and not a position it immediately puts you in a position of service.
Believe that my role as a leader is make sure that they have a space to aspire to greatness.
I realise [micromanagement] had more to do with his insecurity than my (in)competency.
Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is – everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
The three most important management skills necessary to start your own business are management of: 1. cash flow, 2. people, 3. personal time.
What I was buying into first was a vision: that I could change, create, and inspire the world around me.
It was all vision. A punch to the throat of complacency, a permission slip to dream again.
It wasn’t about how great they were; it was about us, people, humans, all of us moving forward. In short they inspired us, and we loved them for it.
This narcissistic, ego-laden narrative is tired and worn out—it’s not about inspiration anymore, but about elitism and perfection, about how you can get in on what I have, not what we can do together.
- Jesse Bryan of BAJI GROUP on Apple
Great post Jesse, your passion and fervor for change is so inspiring. Your words have a way of organizing our thoughts into real arguments poised for change.
Time is the raw material of creation…the work of finding solutions to problems and problems with those solutions…THE WORK OF CREATING.
Creative People Say No,
to things taking them away from their work of creating.
Life will not give you what you desire or even deserve. Life will give you what you settle for.
Once you decide on your occupation…immerse yourself in your work…never complain about your job…and dedicate your life to mastering your skill…
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)
While this was inspiring to watch a master chef, the cost to his family is great.