5. Go Deep


5. Go deep. The deeper you go the more likely you will discover something of value. Must fight brain… oh my god, I want to make so many potty humor cracks here, but I have to stop myself. Of course, I could also go the football route since the SuperBowl was last night. Bill made […]


4. Love Your Experiments


4. Love your experiments (as you would an ugly child). Joy is the engine of growth. Exploit the liberty in casting your work as beautiful experiments, iterations, attempts, trials, and errors. Take the long view and allow yourself the fun of failure every day. This is at the heart of Design Making, a program I […]


2. Forget About Good


2. Forget about good. Good is a known quantity. Good is what we all agree on. Growth is not necessarily good. Growth is an exploration of unlit recesses that may or may not yield to our research. As long as you stick to good you’ll never have real growth. Good is safe, comfortable, controlled. Growth […]


1. Allow Events to Change You.


1. Allow events to change you. You have to be willing to grow. Growth is different from something that happens to you. You produce it. You live it. The prerequisites for growth: the openness to experience events and the willingness to be changed by them. This photo was taken shortly after I had stepped off […]


Let’s Make a Giant Book!


I wanted it to be bigger. I had been staring at this gargantuan box for weeks. Then, an email came in asking for help on a presentation. I jumped on a call and was immediately confused that it needed to scroll. “So, what is it that you need, exactly?” I had power point in my […]