A collection of 5 things from the week that I found interesting, am enjoying, or am working on.

Book that I’m reading

“Are we there yet? Insights on How to Lead by Design” by Sam Bucolo.

Favorite quote: “The design mindset is about building empathy with customers, prototyping ideas, not jumping to solutions.”

For the first few years of Sam’s career, he worked as a design consultant. As he gained more design and problem solving experience, he came to realise that he was often getting the wrong brief from his clients.

Sam found that while companies were able to conceptualise new products or services, the sticking point was aligning this conceptualisation to their business models, which meant that time, and time again, projects significantly fell below expectation or failed completely.

These experences led Sam to specialise in Design Led Innovation.

Earlier in the week, I posted an article with my notes

Mike Montiero delivers a provactive titled speech

In this CreativeMornings talk, titled F*ck You, Pay Me, Mike Montiero emphasises the importance of contracts, and clear boundaries when starting a client engagement.

The Story of ConvertKit: From $0 to $968,000 in Monthly Revenue

Nathan Barry, the CEO of ConvertKit, which is an email marketing company for professional bloggers, writes about how the company went from $0 to $968,000 in Monthly Revenue

Via BareMetrics, ConvertKit have made their revenue figures public

On Youtube

Some Orcas playing with swimmer at Hahei Beach, New Zealand

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