If you want to produce special work, it’s worth collaborating with special people. Hegarty on Creativity by Sir John Hegaty of BBH

Constantly chopping and changing your specialty will hinder your success. Hegarty on Creativity by Sir John Hegaty of BBH

Having the courage and determination to focus on one subject or area of expertise gives you the solid foundation that is absolutely necessary if you’re to come up with a truly great idea, one that will be key… Read More

Too many creative people think they don’t need to specialize, that they can have lots of ideas in lots of different subjects all of which are going to be great. Hegarty on Creativity by Sir John Hegaty of BBH

There’s no doubt creativity flourishes in adversity. And while I’m not suggesting starving yourself is the best spur to great thinking, I do believe one discomfort is worthwhile. Hegarty on Creativity by Sir John Hegaty of BBH

I like to go to a lot of events and conferences. I read a lot from different essays, bloggers, and books. And one thing that you expect when you see these people up on stage; when you read… Read More

One of the paradoxes of the Internet is that, although it rewards celebrity stories and videos of kittens playing with yarn, it also rewards sites that go narrow and deep. The reason is technological. While there aren’t as… Read More

Build expertise rapidly. Continuously learning is mandatory. The generalists life is an easy life because when you’re a generalist designer you’re willing to do all kinds of different work for all kinds of different clients and you’re essentially… Read More

Designers have broad interests. Your strength is solving the problem that other people haven’t solved. Therefore designers are drawn to new problems. The idea of solving the same problems over and over again and benefiting from repeated observation… Read More

The major barrier to learning something new isn’t intellectual – you learning a bunch of tips, or tricks, or things. It’s emotional – overcoming the feeling of being scared and feeling stupid. The First 20 Hours by Josh Kaufman for TedX

In every skill there are a few techniques that you’ll use ALL the time. You don’t have to know the hundreds as long as you know the four or five. The First 20 Hours by Josh Kaufman for TedX

You can go from knowing nothing about any skill that you can think of with just 20 hours of focused, deliberate practice. But there’s a way to practice intelligently and efficiently to ensure that you invest those 20… Read More

The more deliberate time you spend practicing something, the better you get. The First 20 Hours by Josh Kaufman

Build expertise rapidly. You should be twice as smart today as you were a year or two ago, and I don’t care how long you’ve been in the business. And if you’re not, it’s not because you’re stupid,… Read More

If you are not viewed as more expert than your competition, then you will be viewed as one in a sea of many, and you will have little power in your relationships with your clients and prospects. Blair… Read More

The world does not need another full service marketing communications agency. Expertise is the only meaningful differentiator of a design firm. Blair Enns – Win Without Pitching