On running a design business

"My model for business is The Beatles: They were four guys that kept each other's negative tendencies in check; they balanced each other. And the total was greater than the sum of the parts. Great things in business are not done by one person, they are done by a team of people."
–Steve Jobs

Insulate yourself…
from anonymous angry people
Expose yourself to art you don't yet understand
Precisely measure the results that are important to you
Stay blind to the metrics that don't matter
Fail often
Lead, don't manage so much
Seek out uncomfortable situations
Make an impact on the people who matter to you
Be better at your baseline skills than anyone else
Copyedit less, invent more
Give more speeches
Ignore unsolicited advice
Seth Godin

Two elements of successful leadership: a willingness to be wrong and an eagerness to admit it.
Seth Godin

80 percent of success is just showing up.
–Woody Allen

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.

In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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