To Try Is To Know

A consensus tends to round off the the edges, but the edges are what cut through convention and lead to innovation. There is a fine line between brilliance and insanity, as the saying goes, between a great idea and a crazy one. The problem is that great ideas often sound crazy to the people around…

The Fate of Intention

That which is never tried is guaranteed to be impossible. It is much less difficult, in the short term at least, to merely do what is in front of us, to take what is handed to us, and to accept the results of that as our fate. Fate excuses us from responsibility and from action….

Trading Our Time Up

Money is only really valuable if it can be used to buy something of greater worth than the time and effort that went into earning it. Beyond our basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing, money begins to lose its intrinsic value. Once our needs are met, what we spend our money on is more…

The Best Design Has Both Beauty And Function

“For me, a very complex world has to be simplified, has to be stripped down, and design, for me, was a way out of confusion. Because great design simplifies a very complicated world.” —Platon Antoniou Creative design is a means of organizing chaos into something new and useful. It begins by making an observation about…

Change is Inevitable: Create Your Own

“I enjoyed doing this at a specific time in my life, with a specific group of people, and under a particular set of circumstances. Things have changed.” -Anonymous One of the challenges of working with or for someone else is that they may change. Their direction or focus may change. If we are talking about…