Feeling a rift between creativity and capital? Vince Kadlubek, who has led the DIY art collective Meow Wolf to national success, looks back on his time on the fringes of the creative economy and shares a few words of wisdom on how creatives can balance business and craft, and why creative companies need to work together.
Ueno founder Haraldur Thorleifsson shares why the company promotes employees based on how they collaborate, why his company speaks its mind on social and cultural issues, and how they got into the content creation business.
'I am trying to refine it to be creative problem solving, the ability to think ahead. To me, that’s a rallying cry, certainly from my time in business.' Beth Comstock, former vice chair of GE, discusses how we can use our imagination to redefine our roles, how we can scale new ideas across organizations, and why creativity will be a key job skill in the years ahead.
The author and IDEO Fellow is a purveyor of joy. Not just with her buoyant personality and quickdraw collection of delightful stories. 99U sat down with Fetell Lee to talk about the origins of her new book, how aesthetics impact our work performance, and how you’ve been thinking about your favorite color all wrong.
The starts and finishes of a project seem to get all the headlines and press, but they don’t adequately reflect the extreme swings that occur during the middle section of a journey. In his new book, The Messy Middle, 99U Founder Scott Belsky shares lessons in entrepreneurship around the crucial, but overlooked part of a creative endeavor.
Illness is the subject that underpins all of HTML Flowers's visual and musical work. He takes a combination of 30 pills a day for digestion, gene alteration, vitamin supplements, and antibiotics, supplemented with four inhaled medications administered with a nebulizer. He’s drawing a lot, too, making headway with the second in a series of hospital diaries that chronicle various bouts of illness and hospitalization.