The Monday Morning WHIP // 244

As a creative director I get to see a lot of ideas that are not yet fully formed. Some of them are worth persisting with but many are destined for the garbage bin. If you are getting frustrated than many of your ideas are not seeing the light of day then you have two options: Have more ideas or have better ideas. Either way you have to keep on trying. Failure is part of success. It’s also an invaluable source of learning. So keep your chin up and keep on ... Read More! »

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 // 239

Well kids, another year is drawing to a close. Don’t know ‘bout you, but I reckon this one has gone faster than ever. Could be I’m just getting old. Who knows? Anyway I’m in need of a break, so this is your last Monday Whip for 2013. I’ll be back with a whole new bunch of arse kicking motivational Monday morning rants in the new year. In the mean time, here’s some great books and films to add to your Christmas list and devour over the summer holidays. Best…Stan ... Read More! »