I get up everyday and I get to make art. And I don’t take that for granted.
Without self-awareness, you can't experience pleasure. Without candor, you can't express and obtain your needs. Without trust, you can't connect. Without failure, you can't learn. And without fun, the qualities of life are diminished.
Courage is not an absence of fear.
A white-paper isn't going to end poverty.
Give a damn. Listen more than you speak. Act more than you plan.
Creatives, at your best, you wake us up. You lift our eyes and our collective consciousness to a horizon of hope.
There's no line item on a balance sheet for 'give a damn,' but it's the most valuable thing you've got in the business.
Purpose is the new bottom line.
It's not the what or the how, but it's the WHY, that is at the heart of creative entrepreneurs. It's the WHY that sparks the revolution.
The hierarchy is dead.
What if we drove into the heart of America to put our overpriced MBAs to use not just for making a buck but making a difference?
F*ck it. We'll do it anyway.
How do we take machine-talk and translate it into human-ese?
I don't think of museums as static institutions, I think of museums as opportunities to critique culture and to change with the times.
Namita Gupta Wiggers
But no one can tell you exactly how to gain your own humility back. Particularly when you've been wounded.
Humility is about taking a risk. Everybody does it it their own way.
We have to be shown on the inside where our voice is, our voice - the tribe, and both - where they intersect.
What makes me belong in my creative tribe? And where do I need to voluntarily quit that tribe?
Leave work for one hour, one week, and then come back to the business. You will see it with totally different eyes.
Be personal, don't be the faceless people.
I am not a director, I'm just a normal guy - with a hint of curiosity.
There's, I think, how we like to think of ourselves, and there's how we're perceived. More often than not, those two are on opposite ends of the room. But, sometimes they dance closely together.
Don't be an assclown, just tell the story.
Humility is actually an act of strength. You have to have a really solid core to expose yourself to the discomfort, and to some degree, the suffering, of not being good at something.
All of us have that inner child. And no one is gonna take care of that child, except for you!
Travel! If you can do anything go places, because it changes you as a person.