I walked away with some important insights from last weekend’s Re:Make 2015 conference put on by Brit + Co. Here are the highlights from the speakers.
Everyone is creative. Creative projects keep you from aging and cures anxiety. Creativity releases dopamine, making you happier! For employers and employees: being healthier and happier means you’re more productive and effective at work.
Pay more attention to things! Think about the processes in your daily life and how to make them better.
Most ideas never happen. Why? Because the energy and excitement of the idea decreases and plateaus as time passes. We keep coming up with new ideas/projects instead of completing one. So, pick an idea and manage your action steps.
Don’t fight competition. Competition makes you act! Use it to spur you on.
Find one or two things that are most important and compromise on everything else because you can’t please everyone. Embrace flexibility.
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One common subject I heard in multiple SXSWi sessions was about how important the team was to the success of a company. Here are some of the quotes from different sessions:
We (social media) don’t stand apart from the newsroom. We’re part of it.
Michael Roston, Sr Staff Editor Social Media, The New York Times; Social Media: Breaking News or Fixing News?
Find people who want to be a part of the magic and see your vision.
Chris Wink, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Blue Man Group; Using Brands to Create Cultural Identity
I have a bigger goal than the food. It’s providing creative challenge and financial success for employees.
David Chang, Owner/Founder, Momofuku; The Future Role of Tech in Dining and Food
When you’re a medium start-up, it’s no longer all about you. You also have to think about users, employees, investors, media and competition. You deeply care about the interests of these people and try to align the interests.
Culture is more important than the product. The product is the product. Culture is the next hundred products.
Phil Libin, CEO, Evernote; Be Epic: The Art of Bold Decision Making Continue Reading…