More things, September 12, 2011
Henry Ford, Innovation, and That “Faster Horse” Quote by Patrick Vlaskovits (journalism)
Let me dispel with the suspense; it doesn’t appear that Henry Ford ever actually uttered this famous and polarizing phrase. We have no evidence that Ford ever said those words.
The Heady Thrill of Having Nothing to Do by Scott Adams (op-ed)
Now let’s suppose that the people who are leaders and innovators around the world are experiencing a similar lack of boredom. I think it’s fair to say they are. What change would you expect to see in a world that has declining levels of boredom and therefore declining creativity? Allow me to describe that world. See if you recognize it.
HP’s One Year Plan by Al Lewis (tech)
Let’s say you were given a year to kill Hewlett-Packard. Here’s how you do it.
The Dark Art of Pricing by Jessica Hische (advice)
You can learn a lot of the business end of design and illustration by trial and error and reading articles and books, but one thing that is seemingly impossible to get a grasp on is pricing. Whether you are a student, a young designer, or a seasoned pro, pricing jobs can be one of the most frustrating parts of the creative process. The cost of creative work is shrouded in mystery and very subjective. While it makes some people uncomfortable to talk about art and money together (as we all know creatives are really meant to suffer through life and die penniless), they are incredibly similar when you think about it. What is money other than dirty rectangles of pressed tree pulp? Because we all believe it has value it is valuable.