“Design thinking … means different things to different people. At heart, it is about fusing the creative and open-ended with the analytical and operational, combining very different ways of thinking and acting.”
stanfordbusiness:

A story is up to 22 times more memorable than facts alone. Read more tips for telling an effective business story, from Professor Jennifer Aaker → http://stnfd.biz/tonzM

stanfordbusiness:

A story is up to 22 times more memorable than facts alone. Read more tips for telling an effective business story, from Professor Jennifer Aaker → http://stnfd.biz/tonzM

stanfordbusiness:

Elon Musk talks to Steve Jurvetson (MBA ’95) about Tesla Motors and why maximizing profits is not a smart idea. Watch now: http://stnfd.biz/sgGme 

stanfordbusiness:

Elon Musk talks to Steve Jurvetson (MBA ’95) about Tesla Motors and why maximizing profits is not a smart idea. Watch now: http://stnfd.biz/sgGme 

“I’m very frightened of writing. You’ve got to be pretty nervous about the challenge, the blank page – anything could be on it, it could be crap or it could be wonderful.”

Elizabeth Jane Howard, an English novelist, made this statement in a recent interview. Howard died Thursday at age 90. (via nprbooks)

Like Howard, I am nervous about writing, especially with a paper deadline 7 days away and only half of it drafted…

Design thinking at work to keep babies alive

Here’s a great story from @stanfordbiz about how Stanford students are learning to use design thinking for social entrepreneurship. I appreciate the description of how design thinking is different from other kinds of problem solving:

Design thinking involves an explicit attempt to engage with both typical and atypical users, so we develop a deeper understanding of how our solution will touch many types of users. 

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dreamcometruecareeradvice:

"You have a right to experiment with your life.  You will make mistakes. And they are right too."  Anais Nin

Great quote, great photo! 

dreamcometruecareeradvice:

"You have a right to experiment with your life.  You will make mistakes. And they are right too."  Anais Nin

Great quote, great photo! 

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
Albert Einstein (via fragilebeautyphoto)
“You don’t win on the strength of your argument. You win on the strength of your relationship.”
Xavier Amador in an interview with Mark Goulston on the Harvard Business Review blog network

One of the enemies of sound, lifelong motivation is a rather childish conception we have of the kind of tangible, concrete, finite, describable goals toward which all of our efforts drive us. We want to believe that there is a point at which we can feel that we have arrived. We want a scoring system that tells us when we’ve piled up enough points to count ourselves successful.

So you scramble and sweat and climb to reach what you thought was the goal. When you get to the top you stand up and look around and chances are you feel a little empty. Maybe more than a little empty. You may wonder whether you climbed the wrong mountain.

But life isn’t a mountain that has a summit. Nor is it—as some suppose—a riddle that has an answer. Nor a game that has a final score. Life is an endless unfolding, and if we wish it to be, an endless process of self-discovery.

John Gardner, in his 1986 speech to the graduating class of the Sidwell Friends School