Brian Chesky, CEO of AirBNB:
The stronger the culture, the less corporate process a company needs. When the culture is strong, you can trust everyone to do the right thing. People can be independent and autonomous. They can be entrepreneurial.
User experience is your business plan.The Age of Experience, Aral Balkan
New brand by Pentagram’s Michael Bierut and Jesse Reed for Bobby Flay’s Mediterranean restaurant Gato. The identity uses Colophon’s stencil typeface Lisbon (with custom ball terminal and spur on the ‘G’), paired with Kris Sowersby’s typewriter face Pitch for secondary text. (via David Kaneda)
Too many founders have sacrificed the WHY in the process of speeding up the WHAT and HOW.Don’t Let a Minimum Viable Product Minimize Your Minimum Viable Vision, Hunter Walk (via Josh)
Hackschooling makes me happy, by Logan LaPlante (13) at a University of Nevada TEDx event. Wow.
Matt Gemmell writes beautifully on one of my favorite topics:
Eventually, I began allowing myself to acknowledge what I’d always inwardly known: that there’s no higher purpose than making an emotional connection with another person. That the success of an endeavour isn’t in the broad strokes and metrics – the sales, or downloads, or ratings, or comments or whatever else – but in the myriad individual moments where someone would be briefly touched, or empowered. Ephemeral, unmeasurable, rarely reported. But critical.
Massive Entertainment shows off its new Snowdrop engine, used to power the upcoming Tom Clancy title. The combination of both artistry and technology that goes into games today is simply mind-blowing.