The Monday Morning WHIP // 243

A wet weekend in Melbourne, so I decided to get stuck in to the continually growing pile of books on my bedside table. First up was Dave Trott’s Predatory Thinking. It’s essentially a collection of the fables and tales from his blog. Which means it’s filled with great, easy to read stories, that are rich in allegory. One of the pieces of wisdom that stayed with me, was to kill off any ideas you have had that are liked by everyone. Sounds bizarre, doesn’t it? But ... Read More! »

The Monday Morning WHIP // 242

I’m not one for sharing those inspirational quotes you see on Pinterest ‘n stuff. But today I saw one on Tom Morello’s twitter and I felt I had to share it. “You are going to want to give up. Don’t.” Obviously for Tom this was a quote around political struggle. But for me it summed up life for people in the creative industries. As I’ve often said, having an idea is the easy part. The real challenge is actually making it happen. People will question your ... Read More! »

The Monday Morning WHIP // 241

I was at a conference this week, where I met the Head of UX at a large technology company. We got to talking as there was a lot of crossover in the work that she did and the job I do. What surprised me most about her was her hiring policy. She said that every member of her team had a personal project on the go. Not one or two of them. All six of them. Her team consisted of people with a broad range of creative interests. I love this because I am a firm believer in the multi ... Read More! »

The Monday Morning WHIP // 240

This Whip was supposed to be posted last week but somehow got lost in the email ether. Anyway welcome to 2014. This is gonna be a big year for Junior with a Melbourne event on the horizon and several new initiatives in the pipeline for you. The Whip will now be posted monthly rather than weekly. So be sure and put a reminder for the first Monday of the month in your calendar. I know I have! This month I wanted to talk to you about being brave. Not standing up to drunken idiots in ... Read More! »

The Monday Morning WHIP // 238

It's graduation time, and there's sure is a bunch of you kids graduating! Make sure you take Stan's sage advice below. I’m pleased to report that a handful of the talented young people I met at a graduation show a few weeks ago have already gotten jobs. Of course most of those students showcasing their talent that night haven’t been so lucky. This has nothing to do with lack of talent and everything to do with being in the right place at the right time. So if you’re a ... Read More! »

The Monday Morning WHIP // 237

Last week I shared a photo on Twitter of a pile of paper used to generate ideas by a pair of interns at an agency in London. The pile was massive and it was clear evidence of six weeks of commitment and hard work. Whether those two kids have talent I do not know. But what I do know is they had passion. And commitment. Two qualities that are essential to success. Sure talent is important. You won’t get anywhere without it. But don’t be thinking that talent is more ... Read More! »