CEOs called Elizabeth, risky strategies, and how to get lucky
Luck plays such a significant role in so many successes, yet it seems somehow disingenuous or deceitful, so we look for rational reasons instead.
Brave advertising and where being a creative goofball can take you
Someone along the line becomes afraid of making a statement; afraid of being too ‘out there’; afraid of upsetting their boss.
Self-doubt, freedom from bureaucracy, and the search for meaning
I dream of a world in which people doing creative work are able to suffer only their own internal pain and not be pushed through bureaucracy that causes them additional pain.
The “good enough” people are dangerous
I remember his opening line, “what makes you think you can get away with that with me?” I had become the person I wanted to destroy.
The problem with setting sky-high expectations
Apart from the classic wiping a memory card by accident, I’ve made loads of mistakes. The one I’m about to lay out though is a pivotal moment in my career.
The perils of pleasing everyone
I had massive anxiety that everything else I was doing at work was shit. The biggest thing I learned was to make a decision early and stick to it.
Letting go of Control
I had no lack of faith in the design team, but something in me just couldn’t commit to completely relinquishing control.