#Grindworthy: October 13, 2011
This week’s required reading:
Your next mentor: Biggie Smalls
Biggie Smalls had a lot to say, but more of his wisdom came from the way he worked. In this article, Andreas Markdalen discussed what visual designers especially, but really anyone, can learn from Biggie.
Creatives are the new entrepreneurs
When a creative mind and a business mind join forces, it’s an unstoppable duo. Now, those two minds are employing the same body, as designers are becoming the new entrepreneurs.
Homework… for adults
Homework no longer stops when you graduate. Instead, home work is becoming the norm, andnot just for the self employed. In his article from The Atlantic, Derek Thompson discusses work on this new home front.
Take risks to succeed
In art, you have to take risks to actualize your ideas. In life, you have to do the same thing. In this interview with the 99%, Elizabeth Streb, an extreme choreographer from SLAM, talks about pushing yourself, even a little too far.
To be the most successful, start small
Pete Mortensen has a big piece of advice for creating a new, amazing product: start with something focused, then expand. Using the iPhone as an example, Mortensen discusses the benefits of focusing on one item to launch and then having your product grow with the need.