fastcompany:

Box SVP Sam Schillace shares how he quickly and cheaply experimented on an app no one wanted—that became the basis for Google Docs.

Schillace says that even at companies focused on innovation, it’s hard to convince others of the value of truly new things. “Whenever you see something that’s truly creative or disruptive, it challenges your worldview. And when you’re challenged like that, you have a choice either to accept the challenge, meaning that you are in some way wrong, or reject it, which is saying that the thing itself is wrong. So it’s very rare that people will say, ‘Oh I must be stupid because I didn’t see this,’ so usually people’s first reaction is to reject them.”

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Seeds start somewhere

fastcompany:

Box SVP Sam Schillace shares how he quickly and cheaply experimented on an app no one wanted—that became the basis for Google Docs.

Schillace says that even at companies focused on innovation, it’s hard to convince others of the value of truly new things. “Whenever you see something that’s truly creative or disruptive, it challenges your worldview. And when you’re challenged like that, you have a choice either to accept the challenge, meaning that you are in some way wrong, or reject it, which is saying that the thing itself is wrong. So it’s very rare that people will say, ‘Oh I must be stupid because I didn’t see this,’ so usually people’s first reaction is to reject them.”

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Seeds start somewhere

So inspirational to hear the winning writers from the NZ Post Book Awards - cool to see Elanor Catton after reading The Luminaries. @wcl_library

So inspirational to hear the winning writers from the NZ Post Book Awards - cool to see Elanor Catton after reading The Luminaries. @wcl_library

kickstarter:

Project of the Day—The Moa is a giant bird that also looks kind of like a dinosaur that lived in New Zealand and is now extinct. But fear not, you can still enjoy their gentle, looming presence with a virtual app that allows you to interact with them in our modern world.

Not sure what else they’ll bring back

kickstarter:

Project of the Day—The Moa is a giant bird that also looks kind of like a dinosaur that lived in New Zealand and is now extinct. But fear not, you can still enjoy their gentle, looming presence with a virtual app that allows you to interact with them in our modern world.

Not sure what else they’ll bring back

This months challenge: Redesigning my business cards

This months challenge: Redesigning my business cards

NationalLibrary-61-17

I can see why the big brands spend so much on their logos, as the process to determine the elements you want to include is exhausting. Finding the balance between design simplicity and the need to convey core messages to the viewer is a long thoughtful process.

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Lovely Petone views on a cool winters day

Lovely Petone views on a cool winters day

A few shots from our monthly field trip to the National Library. Such a wonderful space to capture contrast and colour.  I got super excited and now need to go back and get some other wonderful shots.

I want a baby grand!

I want a baby grand!

Piano Beginner

I know its obnoxious and I’m nowhere near the level to have something so amazing as a baby grand in my house, but I really want one.  Just to have those keys softly fall beneath my finger tips.  Just to hear to that natural sound flow.  I’ll add to my list of things if I win lotto.

My tutor has me learning lots of classical pieces lately and I’m swiftly learning how to read the sheet music.…

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“Its not what you know, its who you know”

Its an old adage but in a village-city it definitely runs true.  In a service business its even more vital to know everyone and be seen as trustworthy.

“Its not what you know, its who you know”

Its an old adage but in a village-city it definitely runs true.  In a service business its even more vital to know everyone and be seen as trustworthy.

The 25 Most Creative Statues In The World.

Great list of unique outdoor statues.

http://ow.ly/ztqcT

Meeting Etiquette - What Is Rudeness?

Meeting Etiquette – What Is Rudeness?

BotanicGardens Seat

I’ve been busy meeting people in recent months and consequently made a few observations of how people treat me.  Some of this behaviour borders of rudeness, but what is more intriguing is that these people don’t seem to consider it offensive and at most offer a flippant apology as a way to move the conversation back to them.  Leaving me to wonder if I’m some kind of precious!
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