Jacob Cass, a prolific graphic designer in New York talks about how building a personal brand and effective use of social media got him out of some interesting debacles in life.
2012 may be the year of 3D printing, when this three-decade-old technology finally becomes accessible and even commonplace. Lisa Harouni gives a useful introduction to this fascinating way of making things — including intricate objects once impossible to create.
Today, I found this video on Ted.com, and I’m sure anyone who watches this will enjoy it. Seth Godin talks for 20 minutes at a Gel conference, and eventually concludes the presentation with a realization about the positive aspects in a broken design.
Seth Godin gives a tour of things poorly designed, the reasons why they are that way, and how to fix them.
See also: Seth’s Blog, where Seth writes daily on marketing, business, and other issues –
After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone, but Derek Sivers says it’s better to keep goals secret. He presents research stretching as far back as the 1920s to show why people who talk about their ambitions may be less likely to achieve them.