From the reader #17

George Tannenbaum gives some perspective on Barack Obama’s second inauguration.

It’s not complicated; it’s just hard, by Russell Davies.

“Lots of things are like that. They’re not complicated. They don’t require brilliant, innovative strategies, they’re just hard. They require more work and more effort and than anyone might reasonably expect.”

It’s a bit like building a blog readership. Millions of people did it before me, but it takes more work than I ever anticipated.

Joanne Meister writes about Josef Muller-Brockmann (1948-1981), for I Love Typography.

Zurich concert poster 1955
Photo credit: designmeister

The secret to spreading ideas. Well done, Bernadette!

The cost of neutral, on Seth’s blog.

“Not adding value is the same as taking it away.”

“The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.” The late Linus Pauling once said that, mentioned by Michael Johnson in this worthy read: Absolutism versus more ideas.

I put that Pauling quote on Twitter and Thierry Brunfaut replied, “The best way to have good ideas is to allow yourself to have very bad ideas!” Kind of the same, I think. I’ve never been able to create a lot of ideas without a lot bad ones.

I’ll leave you with a sobering report by Oxfam where it’s stated that the world’s 100 richest people earned enough in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times over. Via Social Design Notes.

Actually, Ivana just tweeted something much more inspiring.

Previously: From the reader #16

4 responses

  1. “The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.” The late Linus Pauling… thanks for sharing that David!

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