Image from Designersblock website
During Designersblock at the Southbank Centre this year, there was an excellent lecture series. I attended the Design and Entrepreneurship seminar, despite being exhausted from running my own workshop that day – and I was very glad I did. Here are some inspiring quotations.
You need rigour of thinking… Fake it til you make it. – Daljit Singh
How do you cope with risk of failure?
Put distance between yourself and your project. Believe that it will work. Accept that risk is a part of it. – Russell Pinch
Make mistakes at other people’s cost [don’t start out as an entrepreneur, start your own business when you have learnt enough from other projects]. Fail fast. – Michael George Hemus
Design is making a conscious decision about the future.
Create demand for skills that exist through marketing and communication. Create opportunities by seeing and understanding circumstances, and reaction. – Paul Bishop
Read: If you build it, will they come? – Peter Thiel
A good entrepreneur is a Master Jack of All Trades – it takes a long time to get there. – Michael George Hemus
Always employ someone that scares you because they’re better than you at something. – Russell Pinch
It might all end tomorrow – that motivates me to do whatever I can today. It takes a huge amount of energy and stops me from enjoying the fruits of my labour, and my relationships can suffer. – Paul Bishop
That attitude will help you achieve a great deal professionally. But is it worth it? This happens a great deal with high achievers.
Thanks for the advice guys. There was much more in this talk that came up that I didn’t record. Hope to see something similar again next year.