In our work, we simply can’t afford to make decisions when we feel helpless, nervous, or mindless, at least not if we hope to push beyond conventional thinking to be more creative. Three psychological barriers explain our tendency to cling to the general wisdom and favor absolutes, rather than act as we should: like investigators.
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.
We all encounter defining challenges in our careers. It’s unavoidable. But it’s how we handle them that matters most. From career quandaries to financial lows, these creatives explain how they overcame career-defining dilemmas.
Bangkok transplant and Design Army cofounder, Pum Lefebure, has taken up the mantle of Washington design godmother, bolstering the artistic community into a city-defining hub, and (literally) knocking down barriers wherever she goes.
The Eight and a Half studio founder tackles the graphics of American resistance from Benjamin Franklin to the Vietnam War and draws a few lessons on how America’s darkest moments spark some of its greatest design.