The Wisdom of Insecurity.

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. Vincent Van Gogh The Wisdom of Insecurity is a book by Alan Watts I read when I was just starting out in advertising. The simple message is that certainty is an illusion and change is constant. So,Continue reading “The Wisdom of Insecurity.”

For the lonely men and women.

Illustration Courtesy Minky Stapleton This beautiful description comes from a speech Leo Burnett did many years ago. He spoke about those lonely people that work into the night pushing themselves. When everybody else has left, they stay.Their solitary, unobserved greatness is based on satisfying themselves before they satisfy anybody else. They are advertising’s invisible heroes.Continue reading “For the lonely men and women.”

The DNA of Lego

Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. Coco Chanel Average advertising agencies and great advertising agencies are often like country clubs and football clubs. You join a country club but you belong to a football club. You join a country club because of status and perhaps the amenities.Continue reading “The DNA of Lego”