We can all benefit from a gentle nudge in the ribs, to encourage us to have a think about how things are going and what we could be doing better. This great list got us thinking...
Everyone approaches writing differently. Some revel in the use of language. Others strip things back, disappearing from the world they're creating and the story they're telling. Elmore Leonard was a brilliant writer; his aim was to make himself invisible, and, in doing so, he developed an elegant, simple style that was unmistakably his own. In … Continue reading How to Write – Elmore Leonard
The ability to communicate effectively is a precious commodity, one that should be cherished and nurtured constantly. So any good advice on how to improve your writing is worth revisiting at any time. Back in the 1980's, advertising legend David Ogilvy sent the following internal memo, to all his Ogilvy & Mather employees. How to … Continue reading How to Write – David Ogilvy
Once upon a time the best place to get accurate, authentic information about some thing, or some one, was to go direct to the source. But, over time, people have become suspicious of many of these sources, whether it's governments, businesses or the media. For a while, we relied upon intermediaries to help us find … Continue reading Let’s hear it for ‘the horse’s mouth’.
Bill Walsh was one of the NFL's most successful, innovative and respected Head Coaches. His unique philosophy on leadership helped turn an ailing franchise into the standard bearers for a new kind of football.
This beautiful hand-illustrated poster from Pop Chart Lab documents the history of Graphic Design from the Victorian era into the modern digital age. Each key style of graphic expression is represented by its respective design elements, sorted into movements tracing back nearly 200 years. In the words of Pop Chart Lab - 'From the finials and fronds of … Continue reading A Stylistic Survey of Graphic Design
The notion of moving from ‘good to great’ is often used as a key driver in encouraging improved performance within organisations. But a fascinating article by Huggy Rao and Robert I. Sutton in McKinsey Quarterly suggests that if you want to create and spread excellence, you should start by eliminating those negative, destructive behaviours that … Continue reading To get to great, first drive out the bad…