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The Strategy of Hard Work

10 Feb

Hard work is a successful strategy for those at the bottom because those at the top no longer work hard.
Malcolm Gladwell

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Perfection and Confusion

9 Feb

Perfection of means and confusion of ends seems to characterize our age.
Albert Einstein

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Lipstick On A Pig

7 Feb

One of the biggest misconceptions about design is that it can make a bad idea into a good one.
Cap Watkins
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Outlasting

6 Feb

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
William James

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Three O’Clock

5 Feb

Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do. An odd moment in the afternoon. Today it is intolerable.
Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre

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Foolish Questions

4 Feb

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Bruce Lee
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Asses In Seats

28 Jan

The goal of design is to put asses in seats. Everything else is a rounding error.
Mike Monteiro
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Two Kinds of Designers

28 Jan

I’ve often theorized that there are two kinds of designers: those who like to design things smaller than themselves (appliances, sneakers, phones, book covers), and designers who like to design things bigger than themselves (architecture, interiors, city plans, cars).
Allan Chochinov

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Cynicism

24 Jan

Cynicism is the biggest obstacle to change.
Erik Joule
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I’m Eccentric

22 Jan

Poor people are crazy, Jack. I'm eccentric.
Howard Payne, played by Dennis Hoper