⫹⫺ Thinking Forward
Cheat Codes for Creators, Makers & Doers - CMMN WLTH 075
Hello my friends,
The decision by the US Supreme Court to eliminate the constitutional right to abortion is a reminder that we can no longer look to government for progress.
Instead, forward thinking is in the hands of companies and individuals.
Let's get into it.
Miquela has over 3m Instagram followers. But she doesn’t have a pulse. The brainchild of L.A. based startup, Brud, it hasn’t stopped her from modeling for Calvin Klein and Prada or being featured in publications such as Vogue, Refinery 29, and BoF.
Is the answer to achieving sustainability durability rather than circularity? Marc Newson designed his upcoming Task Chair to last forever.
Tony Fadell’s book, Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making is my absolute #1 book recommendation so far this year. Here, he talks about finding product/market fit, hiring a team, and marketing lessons from Steve Jobs.
“Invite others to provide feedback as often as possible and engage them with questions and curiosities about how their work shapes their perspective of your work.” Systems thinking is what makes designers great.
To lead effectively you need to be adaptable to change and the ability to manage competing priorities. Separating what you lead from how you lead will make you a more versatile leader.
Game changing outcomes are rarely a result of process. Desperation is a far more powerful catalyst.
We’ve all heard that a great story has a beginning, middle and an end, but that doesn’t really help us. 5 simple and actionable storytelling tips ↓
To begin learning the guitar you learn to play other people’s music. Imitative learning can lead to individual innovation.
Not everything you work on will be enjoyable. How to plan the “unpleasant essentials” and complete every project.
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Hypebeast Essentials or Dennis Todisco’s Outfit Grid using an aesthetic practice of organizing objects in parallel or at 90° angles.
The practice is called Knolling ↓
“The term has been popularized by artist Tom Sachs; he picked it up from Andrew Kromelow when both were working at Frank Gehry’s furniture fabrication shop. Gehry was designing chairs for furniture company Knoll, and Kromelow would arrange unused tools in a manner similar to Knoll furniture. Hence, knolling.”
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