Start It @KBC Keynote

Start It @KBC Keynote

KBC asked me to come and tell my story… Happy to become one of their coaches to support the Start Ups…

What are you willing to be bad at?

In our careers and in our work, we can only get a few things right, so we need to choose what we focus on purposefully. More importantly, we need to choose things that are different from our peers. This is our competitive advantage and it is what can propel us to success.

4 myths about Apple design

4 myths about Apple design

Apple is synonymous with upper echelon design, but very little is known about the company’s design process. Most of Apple’s ownemployees aren’t allowed inside Apple’s fabled design studios…..

Why startup founders happily give up 90 percent of their companies

Why startup founders happily give up 90 percent of their companies

Most aren’t concerned that dilution will mean giving up control.

Why VC firms are snapping up designers

Why VC firms are snapping up designers

Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, one of the world’s most prominent VC firms, has one. Google Ventures, the investing arm of Google, has five. The design partner–a designer who helps manage and select investments–is becoming a mainstay role at venture capital firms.

How to effectively manage worthwhile ideas

How to effectively manage worthwhile ideas

Organizational psychologist Dr. Marla Gottschalk explains on LinkedIn why your best ideas tend to vanish into thin air, and what to do about it.

Sucking is the first step to being good at something

Alexis Ohanian has founded reddit, Breadpig, and hipmunk but he’ll be the first one to tell you: “I still don’t know what I’m doing.” When creating our next great work, we can be held up by failure, or by worrying what the world will think, but Ohanian urges us to remember that it’s hard enough to get people to care about your success. The web allows us to fail and fail fast and we should embrace this dynamic. And when you do eventually traction, treat your customers like royalty. “Your first 100 users are magical,” he says.

Allison Johnson: We have enough companies like Apple

There are only a few people who have worked directly under Steve Jobs, and Allison Johnson is one of those people. The former head of marketing at Apple, Johnson oversaw the launch of the company’s hallmark products like the iPhone and its famous campaigns like “Mac vs. PC” and “There’s an app for that.”

How to have a Eureka moment

How to have a Eureka moment

In the ancient world, the Greeks believed that all great insights came from one of nine muses, divine sisters who brought inspiration to mere mortals. In the modern world, few people still believe in the muses, but we all still love to hear stories of sudden inspiration. Like Newton and the apple, or Archimedes and the bathtub (both another type of myth), we’re eager to hear and to share stories about flashes of insight…….

Oakley’s new brand platform communicates the “Disruptive by Design” ethos

Oakley’s new brand platform communicates the “Disruptive by Design” ethos

Oakley, Inc. is introducing a new brand platform under the Disruptive by Design tagline—the new brand philosophy aims to inspire new solutions, approaches and vision among the next generation of consumers and creators.