The Most Difficult Design Conversation You’ll Ever Have

25 July 2013

Not just designers, but all creatives who are commissioned by clients have a duty to provide their expertise to the best of their abilities. Sometimes this can result in a confrontation, but you can’t be a professional without defending your profession. Here’s an article on medium.com (BTW, the site is beautifully designed and implemented and well worth checking out).

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Is Your Business Ready to Flourish Through Creativity and Innovation? Then Risk More...

19 July 2013

Former professional basketball player and entrepreneur Michael Jordan shares, ‘I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots and lost almost 300 games. I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot 26 times and I’ve missed. I’ve failed over and over in my life, and that is why I succeed.’ Huffington Post article

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Art Schools Offering Business Degree Programs

27 May 2010

Art Schools Offering Business Degree Programs – Huffington Post article

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time management for creative people

3 December 2007

Download a free e-book by Mark McGuinness here – it’s full of tried and tested practical advice.

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Do Samsung managers need a little cibnet philosophy?

22 July 2007

In an article in the Hankyoreh a senior manager bemoans their corporate culture which ‘doesn’t allow for creativity’. That, as all modern companies which rely on innovation know, is a serious problem.

Korea can no longer compete in terms of cost because wages have risen, so Korean companies are at the point where it will have to compete through differentiation. The thing is, the most important factor in differentiation is creativity. You cannot be different from others if you cannot come up with something new. Now is the time when you have to create to grow.

All over the world, companies are waking up to the need to stimulate creativity within their organisations and attract talented employees.

Update; according to a story on donga.com

Samsung is not ready to give in to such arguments saying that management and creativity are complementary, not contradictory.

Don’t they know how to make square pegs fit into round holes?.

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