A theoretical thinker and design lover. Maker of brand, strategy and marketing in a digital product strategy and design consultancy.  A mix of my random thoughts, interests and opinions.
  • "The only way to become a real thought leader is to ignore all this noise and listen to a few great thinkers. You will learn far more about leadership from reading Thucydides’s hymn to Pericles than you will from a thousand leadership experts. You will learn far more about doing business in China from reading Confucius than by listening to “culture consultants”. Peter Drucker remained top dog among management gurus for 50 years not because he attended more conferences but because he marinated his mind in great books: for example, he wrote about business alliances with reference to marriage alliances in Jane Austen."
  • Disco Monday with Thelma Houston, “Don’t leave me this way.” 

    Get down. 

    (Source: Spotify)

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    What design brings to this process is a way to challenge more effectively the means for grasping at some of the loose threads of the present as they reveal themselves to the analytical gaze.

    It pushes the anthropologist into a more speculative mode of inquiry, one that is quite familiar to designers. In a passage that could just as easily describe what designers do, Rabinow states the challenge to anthropology this way: ‘the task is to invent concepts to make visible what is emerging. This needs a critical distance from the present.’”

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  • minimaldesks:

    Lots to love here.

    (Source: theimperfectideal)

  • "Speed is important because ideation is not generally a steady cognitive process. It likes to develop runaway momentum and exhaust itself, often explosively. You then pick through the debris of the explosion and pull out the good bits to develop with more deliberate and measured attention. Anything that dampens the explosion also lowers its fertility."
  • where you put your best people is probably the most important decision you make as a CEO. 

    Steve Ballmer, speaking to Vanity Fair about his tenure atop Microsoft.

    It’s a telling quote. A big part of Microsoft’s current predicament isn’t because they lack the talent to do what their rivals have. It’s because that talent was directed to focus on the wrong things (or just as bad: the right things at the wrong time). 

    (via parislemon)

    (via fred-wilson)

  • "The worst work I did was from 2001 to 2004. And the company paid a price for bad work. I put the A-team resources on Longhorn, not on phones or browsers. All our resources were tied up on the wrong thing."
  • Google Maps. Now on camels. (Source)

  • pewinternet:

    New report: The age of gigabit connectivity is dawning. How will it change our lives and societies? Experts weigh in.