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John Maeda
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"My father said, 'When you have success, just taste it and spit it out, because it's really poisonous.'" —A. Iñárritu mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/mov…
Misunderstanding is a missed opportunity to understand. When such opportunities are abundant … and made right, we all win.
"Rebels are folks who realized that 'the ways things are' doesn't have be the way things stay."—@emckean poptech.org/blog/know_your… via @poptech
The unit cost of a banana is my go-to airport concession$ index in lieu of Big Mac$: economist.com/content/big-ma… pic.twitter.com/yicDsu6LCf
Work is easier when it's just work; it's much harder when you actually care. kindle.amazon.com/work/redesigni…
Serial visionaries are unusually comfortable when proven wrong because they're confident that the next time … they just *might* be right.
Touching a static illustration can evoke dynamic perceptions: spoon-tamago.com/2014/04/10/ill… pic.twitter.com/LKoi4GjkVt
Knowing the overall *shape* of an idea, argument, situation requires as many facts, models, opinions as you can take/make to see a whole.
Scribbled note to self: Whether to be a "technical creative" or a "creative technical" person … pic.twitter.com/zQuJ71UZpY
Scribbled note to self: Asking "Can you do it?" vs "Want to learn how to do it?" pic.twitter.com/lM4Rb3LsAy
Knowing your strengths can weaken them … because you can better rationalize skipping practice.
"So creativity is about going outside of the boundaries. It's about expansiveness." —@EstherPerel bigthink.com/videos/why-sex… via @bigthink
"What lives on the edge between two ecosystems is unusually sturdy and prone to survive." —Scheri Fultineer risd-landscape.info/oystertecture/
Author @jkheltzel co-wrote the definitive book on designers as entrepreneurs: kernandburn.com #brooklynbeta pic.twitter.com/RXgRxHe3SC
Designer technologists @gem_ray and @ianstormtaylor (looking v celestial) at the last #brooklynbetapic.twitter.com/1CzcH5pG1c
"We didn't have the expertise around, so we all had to be experts." —Robert Noyce, on his childhood m.csmonitor.com/Innovation/201…
"Analysis of the cost of raising a child like Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes." pnis.co/hard1.html via @CharityTD pic.twitter.com/uqAZDwoxbF
"I think about how language works so that I can best explain how language works." —@sapinker buff.ly/1oXVYTd via @brainpicker
Kegan Schouwenburg (@Kegan3D) intends to reshape (literally) how our feet feel with @wearSOLS. coolhunting.com/tech/sols-3d-p… pic.twitter.com/73QukPJiXF
Upcoming @poptech speaker @emckean made one of the most beloved sites for word lovers like me: wordnik.com pic.twitter.com/cnCPHucdT9
Fortunate to celebrate National #DesignAwards with design leaders and past jurors @katearonowitz and @mags pic.twitter.com/VgV1YysMl9
Thanks to the @svaPoD students for coming to my office hours yesterday in NY, via @chochinov pic.twitter.com/mtCveBqbKZ
"Design is dreaming like a child and working like mad to make the future better." —@Lunardesign National#DesignAwards pic.twitter.com/ApWhwvjBMg
National #DesignAwards Gala @cooperhewitt celebrates designers across all categories in NYC tonight. pic.twitter.com/zCXKOOlMI0
Designers are skilled at harmonizing disparate elements into a whole, without sacrificing each item's individuality.
Confidence gets you into trouble. Insecurity tells you how much. Intuition gives you the next step. Agility makes you move.
A leader consistently gives, instead of just takes, from those around them. creativeleadership.com/2011/04/16/fat…
You don't get good design without good engineering. m.wsj.com/articles/BL-DG… (early conversation with @dkberman)
"Please do not disturb this area." —art speaking at @theinvisibledog #brooklynbeta pic.twitter.com/c4alT7PaYb
Final Fantasy XV has been in production since 2006: m.youtube.com/watch?v=wT3dya… (trailer) via @leolambertini
Excerpt from #brooklynbeta preso on how leaders are bound in the now while facilitating motion towards the future. pic.twitter.com/RIXsgzFjdv
Artists have the antidote to conformity -- it's called "courage."
The friendliest conference on earth #brooklynbeta has set a bar that will not be forgotten @FictiveCameron @shiflett pic.twitter.com/l8l0qkrFNy
We're only as good as the next thing we do because everyone else is naturally busy remembering what *they* did, not you.
From the stage rug, to the recycled seats, to the 5-yr old projector, to the incandescents-lit B … #brooklynbeta wins pic.twitter.com/Ty8N9xyDQc
"It's not about being a star  --  It's about managing a universe." —@rohinivibha on being a PM: medium.com/@rohinivibha/s… via @Choisissez
People who are known to listen well tend to have no agenda, besides their only agenda to listen, intently, to you.
Letting go is without your grasp.
"Acting like payment is optional can end up making it so." —@sarahkendzior chroniclevitae.com/news/90-should…
"Hierarchies are a form of structure that we embrace for comfort in a chaotic world." —@SilverJacket mobile.nytimes.com/2014/06/22/bus… via @nilofer
There are key teachers who change your entire life with their simple, profound faith in *you*. linkedin.com/today/post/art…
Fav wisdom on being a learner: "I'd rather be green and growing instead of ripe and ready to rot."