Never Looking Down

We are always running for the thrill of it thrill of it
Always pushing up the hill searching for the thrill of it
On and on and on we are calling out and out again
Never looking down I’m just in awe of what’s in front of me
— Walking on a Dream by Empire of the Sun


Long-term thinking squares the circle.
— Jeff Bezos


Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people. Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.
— Steve Jobs


Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.
— William Plomer


You can set yourself apart simply by doing what you say you are going to do.


Making it out here is being able to give your aspirations enough time to let them happen on their own.
— advice from a wise old man on the top of a mountain aka a text from an SF friend

The Soul of Genius

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
— Mozart

Move the Limits

You have to understand when the timing is right for dialogue, and when it is time to move the limits. Designers arrive at a company to move the limits.
— Patricia Urquiola