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Murphy’s Graphic Design Laws

I saw and thought these made a lot of sense.
– Speed. Quality. Affordability. Pick two.
(Extra points for any examples.)
– If three designs are shown to a client, your least favorite will be chosen.
(a little more negative than true but hey it’s Murphy man)

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Delicious Brain Flakes

The Brain Rules

1. EXERCISE: Exercise boosts brain power.
2. SURVIVAL: The human brain evolved, too.
3. WIRING: Every brain is wired differently.
4. ATTENTION: We don’t pay attention to boring things.
5. SHORT-TERM MEMORY: Repeat to remember.
6. LONG-TERM MEMORY: Remember to repeat.
7. SLEEP: Sleep well, think well.
8. STRESS: Stressed brains don’t learn the same way.
9. SENSORY INTEGRATION: Stimulate more of the senses.
10. VISION: Vision trumps all other senses.
11. GENDER: Male and female brains are different.
12. EXPLORATION: We are powerful and natural explorers.

John Medina’s 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School.

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Second is the best…

This would be a good introduction to understanding if you get it or not. There is simplicity to success, say what you mean.

 

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The Itchy Sweater Manifesto

The stock market has been the Mr. Hyde of its former well kempt self in the past few days.

For most people, it won’t matter so much, at least not directly. We all aren’t focused on flipping those assets, though enough of us are that resolution and calm will return. What are we doing though while our friends from college who were business mad continue to be mad? The answer is we’re producing, we’re building value by creating interactions that work and discarding those that don’t. I’m writing stories that (hopefully) spread and our production staff here at the paper are designing products and services that actually create something worth paying for. And this is the time to do it, grow your busieness now, Go!

Seth Godin as usual reminded us today that “they” meaning the impishly smart crowds over at Google, started point blank, directly in the middle, of the dot com melt down. Caesar built Rome into an empire in times of uncertainty and FDR re-aligned a nation during the Great Depression.

In the short-range costs of an wobbly stock market are real and uncomfortable, like that sweater your grandma gave you and wear only when she’s around. We are now almost always connected and therefore have an opportunity to furthering innovation more quickly. Let’s do what we can in the meantime and hope that supervision and regulation returns to Wall Street and those unruly Brooks Brothers devotes.

Focus people.

 

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