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17 Things About Inspiration

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August 14, 2011

Fail and Fail Fast

A good team is built to weather, nay encourage, the education of failures. Shaza writes her take on how every company should help employees get their bearing back, send them out there again, then get the hell out of the way.

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May 24, 2011

Weekly Finds

In her spare time, when she does not spend it killing zombies, immersing in the vocalization rhythm of geckos in her neighborhood or curling up with a good book, Shaza collects, rather compulsively, tiny bits and pieces of internet that makes inspiring work looks easy. You know this roundup should be good when a Batman poster in included in the stash.

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December 1, 2010

Just Silence, That's It

Giving someone an uninterrupted four hours time is the best gift you can give anyone at work. It's better than a computer, it's better than a new monitor, it's better than new software, or what people typically use. Giving them four hours of quiet time at the office is going to be incredibly valuable.

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August 13, 2011

5 Rules for a Creative Culture

Ben Chestnut, the founder of Mailchimp, everyone's beloved mailing list management app, posted guidelines where he grants employees permission to be creative. Hire weird people - check! Encourage employees to create chaos - double check!

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May 22, 2011

On Horizontal Loyalty

In every career, your job is to make and tell stories. You will build a body of work, but you will also build a body of affection, with the people you’ve helped who’ve helped you back. But don’t just sit there and wait - scour and scramble instead to get to your starting point. Then scramble some more. Be hungry. Be inquisitive. Read on and find out why.

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May 15, 2010

In Absolute Awe of Irina Vinnik

Irina Vinnik is an illustrator and designer from St Petersburg, Russia. I can read a little of Russian but you don't have to speak the language to appreciate the painstaking details she perfected in each of her elaborate illustrations. Her first book published recently, "The World of Dolls: Stories and Legends", probably excites designers more than their children.

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