213. PressPausePlay: Digital, Before & Now. The Most Disruptive Thing to Happen to Humans to Date

187. Critical Thinking: 8 Biases That Hinder Progress In The Workplace

11 takeaways from this talk:

116. How To Start A Startup: 10 Proclamations To Win New Clients Without Pitching

22 important lessons from this talk:

We live in an age with daunting problems. We need the best ideas; we need them now; we need them to spread fast. The common good is a meme that was overwhelmed by intellectual property. Everything is a… Read More

Loss Aversion: we hate losing what we’ve got. When we copy, we justify it. When others copy, we villify it. Most of us have no problem with copying – as long as we’re the ones doing it. Everything… Read More

62% of all patent lawsuits are now over software. Estimated wealth lost is half a trillion dollars: $500,000,000,000. Everything is a Remix: System Failure by Kirby Ferguson

Confidence depends on the quality of the story they can tell. So it’s not surprising that one of the hottest new forms of advertising is ‘Branded Content.’ Increasingly advertisers are choosing to spend their investments often in the… Read More

Ideas aren’t tidy. They’re layered, interwoven, & tangled. Everything is a Remix: System Failure by Kirby Ferguson

Most broadcast stations have a public service quota to fill. If your event helps the greater good, creating a short radio spot will not only gain free advertising, but will convey the not for profit essence of your… Read More

Start with a press ad, then blow it up… and it’s a poster! Stick it in an envelope…and it’s direct mail! Film it… and it’s a TV ad! Animate it… and it’s interactive!… Advertising Concept Book (Second Edition) by… Read More

The flavor of the month will date a commercial quickly, and generally over-used actors might not make your commercial sound distinguishable. Use a voice that’s memorable, but don’t just think of the obvious actors: it will help to… Read More

Address issues of money early. Those who don’t talk about money, don’t make it. Blair Enns – Win Without Pitching

In every culture in the world it’s considered impolite to talk about money in a personal context. In every culture in the world it’s considered a sign of poor business acumen if you cannot have a money conversation…. 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

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

Free pitching is never going to go away. It’s always going to be the tool of last resort for the outsider, the student, those trying to build experience, or somebody who just wants to take a flyer on… 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

Design is a profession at crossed roads. On the one hand design is seen as one of the ultimate differentiator between a company’s product and it’s competition. On the other hand, the outputs of graphic design have never… Read More