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5 communication tips to get what you want and change the world


5 communication tips to get what you want and change the world



The creative adult is the child who has survived.
~ Ursula K. LeGuin



Better communication can do wonderful things, like double your business


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Tips on innovation


“Business leaders” taking a leaf from “the way that designers solve probelms”

Question. Don’t just ask the obvious questions. Look deeper and don’t be afraid to rethink basic fundamentals about your business and products.
Care. Caring doesn’t just mean giving great customer service. Get to know your customers as intimately as possible. Immerse yourself in the lives of the people you are trying to serve.
Connect. Find ways to bring together concepts, people, and products. Many great breakthroughs are “mash-ups” of existing ideas.
Commit. Give form to your idea as quickly as possible: create a prototype and begin testing it right away. This is the only way to know if you’ve touched on something truly promising.

A couple more tidbits in this article listed below. What’s nice about these it that they are ripped from their linked sources, so if you find them particularly interesting, go nuts and read more.

Three ways to help your company snap out of it

Forget breakthroughs, take innovation baby steps

Convince others to embrace risk

Use constraint to instigate innovation

From the Harvard Business Review




C&A displays Facebook fashion Likes
Facebook likes displayed in realtime on hangers in a C&A storie in Sao Paolo
(via Adverblog)


C&A displays Facebook fashion Likes

Facebook likes displayed in realtime on hangers in a C&A storie in Sao Paolo

(via Adverblog)



Creativity is just connecting things.

When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.

Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem.

The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.

Steve Jobs, Wired, February, 1995 (via robliphotography)







Decide you want it more than you are afraid of it.

Bill Cosby (via improv-is-easy)

oh yeaaaaah. thank you poupak and cos.

(via arielkarlin)





(Source: onlynmyhead)




“An Invocation for Beginnings”

If you aren’t motivated after watching this, then you are beyond help. Slightly NSFW for moments of appropriately descriptive language.

Lovingly stolen from Zefrank, by way of Don Brookshire, by way of Kara Edwards.



Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Scott Adams



You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
Mark Twain



Special Guest Post: Consequences…, by Michael E. Gerber

Consequences are the inevitable result of actions taken without thought, or the right and appropriate thought, or the desire to act without having to bother with thought, or, of thought which betrayed us.  Consequences are the sound music makes when we’re not playing the instrument, in our mind where a poor imitation of sound plays itself out, unspirited, empty of delirium, no love lost or gained.  Consequences are most often thought of as outcomes, either at the heart of the matter, or at the start of the matter, or on its fringes, rarely related to the force which oozed them out, which found them in the still unquiet air, as though waiting for the right stimulus to stimulate them, they are objects where no objects lived before, reactions where none are allotted the space to become what they are, a continuity of expression in an expressionless haze, which are the bumps and bottoms of a life unfused.  Consequences are simply more of the same, dressed however they choose, in blacks and browns or in garish red and orange, no matter, consequences are consequences and at the end of it, where it has no perceivable end, they are simply more of the mush called our lives. 

~Michael E. Gerber

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Michael’s New York Times Best Selling Book, The E-Myth Revisited, has sold over 5,000,000 copies in 29 languages, and E-Myth methodolgy is taught in 118 universities worldwide.

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In his spare time, Michael loves to read about religion, philosophy and poetry. He and his wife, Luz Delia, live in San Marcos, CA. 



A person cannot discover new oceans unless they have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
André Gide, French author (via oh-serendipity)