In praise of word doodling

In praise of word doodling

This was supposed to be my epic post. A crisp, wow description of my method that would make everything clear in retrospect and especially forward. Which is why I could not write it for two weeks now. First I was sick. Then I had the dog over. And then I just couldn’t...
Designer’s mind

Designer’s mind

Name your best actor. What do you go for? King of the jungle Christian Bale types? Big bear action figures like Chris Hemsworth (think Thor)? Or comedian monkeys: the Seinfelds out there? The division, by the way, is not mine. Lorne Michaels, the creator of Saturday...
The way of the bootcamp

The way of the bootcamp

Are you in charge of your work or some shrinking violet? Meaning are you walking into your office with Robert de Niro confidence or are you a lamb asking for permission to breathe? Because if you are (a shrinking violet, a lamb, etc.), it’s alright. We’ve all been...
Say what you do in one line

Say what you do in one line

I dare you. That’s your UVP. I call it your DNA. Because it replicates again and again and becomes your work. (Turn it on its head for clients, and it becomes a tagline.) It’s the hardest thing. I did a short documentary once, about my aikido friends. Do you know what...
For all thought leaders hiding out there

For all thought leaders hiding out there

If you feel the mission bursting inside your brains, but coming out like frail thread of pure mountain spring, this is for you. I get you’re busy. I also get you may not see yourself as a blogger or content machine. And still, how do you get that stuff out of you and...

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