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That is an awesome shot and makes me smile. After 8 years in an awesome job at an incredible place, I am leaving next week to start a new life at an incredible young place on the coast of Maine. I was looking for reassurance this morning and found Romans 8:28. Then I saw this picture.
My wife and I rented a converted warehouse in Raleigh for a year (long story... fell in our laps). Loved it. Walked everywhere. We would invite 5 friends over and 20 would show up for a party.
Ben, Your words rattled around in my head a bit last night. Then I realized that my best friends, my real friends, are not on Facebook, not on Twitter, and prefer to speak on the phone, go for a run, or go for a ride. There are three of these people who are engaged in what they are doing. They are so engaged that they can't spare the time to be disrupted by social media. They know they might get sucked in and lose their edge. And these guys are disrupting the status quo and making a lot of people re-think the fields of their work. I am setting a to-do to talk to each of them this week.
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2012 on The Other Platform Builder at History in the Making
We have a new brand launching in a couple of weeks. Cannot wait to share! The designers were awesome. They showed us to think at an entirely different level. They made us ask, "what do we want our customers to see?" For Nike, it is "everyone is an athlete." That is not their tagline but influences their brand. So, a vital point with both layout and layering is finding someone who will listen and observe you and your audience(s).
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2012 on Two Kinds of Designers at History in the Making
My friend and neighbor Bob Jackson left the ministry years ago as Brian McLaren's associate pastor to pursue his dream of being an artist. He now has gallery shows in Boston and NYC.
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2011 on Talent Pool at History in the Making
good thoughts on life. I'm getting used to the "you don't sound like you're from Pennsylvania..." rhetorical question about my southern accent.
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2011 on Settlers vs Pioneers at History in the Making
And surround yourself with people who push you, love you, and make you want to give of yourself. If you haven't read Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell add it to your list. Good read on this topic.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2011 on Conquer the Learning Curves at History in the Making
Good thoughts. The 99% reminded me of Stefan Sagmeister's talk. I kept thinking, you can't do that, I could not get away with that. Take off a year every 7 years? No way. But he does. And he doesn't ask.
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2011 on Permission Giver at History in the Making
I pray that you move mountains.
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2011 on A Little Help... at History in the Making
Hustle - I like it. My brother used to yell at me when I would slack off, "Nobody walks except the mailman!" Simple phrase but it kept me going. I am down to two words - Focus and Clarity. 2010 was a year of distraction. I am going to focus on what got me here and clarify the purpose. Marshall Goldsmith wrote a book on What Got You Here, Won't Get You There. I am going to debunk his philosophy by twisting it a bit. Not sure of the twist. That's what getting me out of bed fired up (and hustling!) :)
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2011 on My One Word for 2011 at History in the Making
I love this. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Maybe you've seen this cathedral in the UK by Bruce Munro. He is an incredible artist:
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2010 on Set Design Identity Crisis at History in the Making
Thanks for the flash back. I raced a black and red Kuwahara and remember the kid with the all chrome Hutch. Maybe I'll build my son a P.K. Ripper with Redline cranks and Bullseye hubs (that was my dream bike)
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