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."
It was with his lyre (given to him by his father, Apollo) that Orpheus so charmed Pluto and the guardians of the underworld that they allowed his young wife Eurydice, who had died at the bite of a serpent, to return to the world of the living. But Orpheus was warned not to look back to see if Eurydice followed him from Hades until they reached the earth’s surface. Unfortunately, his curiosity got the best of him and he lost Eurydice forever.
- 365 Starry Nights, Chet Raymo
Above: Ralph Morse’s photograph of Einstein’s office in Princeton, taken hours after Einstein’s death and captured exactly as the Nobel Prize-winner left it.
(see more — LIFE at 75: LIFE Photographers Look Back)