”It’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”
Be who you are and say what you feel. Because those who mind don’t matter
and those who matter don’t mind.
from the WSJ op ed…
The process of creativity is messy, chaotic, sometimes even disgusting, and it reeks of failure, experimentation and disorganization. Because of this, most leaders don’t actually want creativity, they just want the results of it.
Creative output comes down to leaders who exhibit three things:
1. Listen. When you listen (not just hear) you discover insights that weren’t obvious before. People notice when you’re listening.
2. Empathize. Put yourself in other person’s shoes and make it a priority to fin truth in their words.
3. Trust. The first two are useless unless you can trust the individual.
The LET principle.
-Justin Brady, Test of Time Design
On finding a perfect partner:
"It’s like God sent a box of missing parts just for you."
Source, not sure.
"The successful small brands today don’t fit in easily. They stretch us to rethink categories and taste profiles and functionality, and then of course we start talking about them."