Thinksmith Scrapbook

A scrapbook for people who think & do.

November 18, 2013 at 5:53pm
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Nike sells a commodity, they sell shoes. And yet when you think of Nike you feel something different than a shoe company. In their ads, as you know, they don’t ever talk about the product, they don’t ever talk about their air soles, how they’re better than Reebok’s air soles. What’s Nike do in their advertising? They honor great athletes and they honor great athletics. That’s who they are. That is what they are about.

— Steve Jobs, during a town hall meeting with employees before unveiling the “Think Different” campaign in 1997 (via nickelcobalt)

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March 18, 2013 at 10:00am
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February 2, 2013 at 4:06pm
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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication


Leonardo Da Vinci

January 26, 2013 at 3:26pm
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Partying harder than a rockstar, from behind a keyboard.

Partying harder than a rockstar, from behind a keyboard.

January 22, 2013 at 1:45pm
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Akins laws of *Spacecraft* Design →

You can apply Akins “Laws of Spacecraft Design” to just about anything. (Ok, maybe #33 doesn’t apply often.)

December 17, 2012 at 3:00pm
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Nothing changes without change makers


Gloria Stienem

December 3, 2012 at 12:19pm
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I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who.


Rudyard Kipling

November 29, 2012 at 5:29pm
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Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.


Andy Warhol

November 7, 2012 at 10:29am
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Reblogged from marcopacifico

To improve is to change.
To be perfect is to change often.


Sir Winston Churchill

July 4, 2012 at 1:50pm
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June 25, 2012 at 4:01pm
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Telling yourself, “Oh, you have all the time in the world, you have all the money in the world, you have all the colors in the palette you want, anything you want,” I mean, that just kills creativity.


Jack White

Jack White


May 10, 2012 at 2:19pm
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Reblogged from freytaganderson

Bb — Quote: Ernest Hemingway


Bb — Quote: Ernest Hemingway

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April 1, 2012 at 2:56pm
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The more you explain it, the more I don’t understand it.


Mark Twain

February 18, 2012 at 5:19pm
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Less is more work.

— Patric McCue, Architect

February 13, 2012 at 10:44am
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Reblogged from keenancummings

1. Create work for yourself; don’t wait for work to be assigned to you.

2. Take an active role in all your endeavours, not a passive one.

3. Seek out large and complex jobs. Trivial tasks debase you.

4. Welcome difficult assignments. Choose them. Progress lies in accomplishing difficult work.

5. Once you begin a task, complete it. Never give up.

6. Lead your fellow workers. Be an example for them to follow.

7. Set goals for yourself to ensure a constant sense of purpose. This will give you perseverance and hope for the future.

8. Move with confidence. Confidence gives your work force, focus and substance.

9. Find new solutions. This is the way we ensure satisfactory service.

10. When conflict is necessary don’t shy away from it or be afraid. Conflict is the mother of progress and the source of aggressive enterprise. If you fear conflict, you will become timid and servile.

— 10 Spartan Rules to Guide BehaviorHideo Yoshida,  Dentsu’s fourth president and visionary leader, 1951