“Good Taste is the most obvious resource of the insecure. People of good taste eagerly buy the Emperor’s old clothes. Good taste is the first refuge of the noncreative. It is the last ditch stand of the artist. Good taste is the anaesthetic of the public. - Harley Parker”—Design for the real world - Victor Papanek (Chapter 3)
“@mike_FTW: We need to fear consequences of our work more than we fear of consequences speaking up. (HT: @gapingvoid)”—Watch whole talk of Mike’s keynote at Webstock, here. Originally found in Hugh’s blog post, “How Designers Destroyed the World”.
“Just because a model is not going to be very precise or accurate doesn’t mean that therefore you should trust your gut instinct after a couple of whiskeys and assume it’s going to be very much better.”—Interview with Nate Silver (@fivethirtyeight) in HBR. HT: @99u and @StaciJShelton
At TEDx we are excited to present to you our first playlist in Slovak. With more than 20 TEDx events in this Central European country, we thought it was high time to showcase some of the fantastic talks coming out of the region.
Below, 4 talks in Slovak ranging from multiculturalism in the…
“The person who is going to change is going to change anyway. She has no choice. She is impelled by inner necessity. While the person who is not going to change is not going to change no matter how many seminars or retreats she attends or how much money she pays to those who promise to help her make the change.”—How hard is it to turn pro? by @SPressfield
“@oliverburkeman: It’s fine to abandon books or other projects – but you’ve got to really abandon them, not let them fade amid vague intentions to finish them some day.”—via @oliverburkeman ‘s article in the Guardian
“The only way in which we can bring our creative resources fully into play is by misjudging the nature of the task, by presenting it to ourselves as more routine, simple, undemanding of genuine creativity than it will turn out to be.”—The gift of doubt - by @gladwell on @newyorker
“@MikeMcDerment: “Many people don’t have the humility to ask for help, and it’s really the first step in your personal growth…personal growth that will lead to business growth.”—#quote from Breaking the Time Barrier by @MikeMcDerment
“@MikeMcDerment: “When you talk about price before exploring what your client is trying to achieve, you risk delivering a solution that isn’t right for them.”—Breaking the Time Barrier #ebook (HT @swissmiss)