The Secret To Doing Great Work

The Secret to Doing Great Work

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

I first came across Steve Jobs’ commencement speech video in 2010. I just left Aquent to start my own company

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Thousand Cuts Of Innovation

Thousand Cuts of Innovation

I’m a prolific doodler, just add Sharpies and coffee. I recently sketched Personna’s change cycles to get to where we are today. I counted ten. I felt stupid as a simple pattern emerged, along with the realisation that we could have saved time, buckets of money, a few staff souls in getting to our bigger game.

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Framing Problems With The Enemy

Framing Problems with The Enemy

In 2007, Sophia and I joined a scientist friend at a BBQ party in East Coast Park. It was a relaxed atmosphere until suddenly, people jumped out of their seats to swarm around a guy who just walked in. “Bon Jovi just showed up,” I jokingly said. Soon, we found out the guy was Alan Colman, the stem cell scientist who helped clone Dolly the Sheep.

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