Works by Tsuruko Yamazaki
Dye, lacquer and thinner on tin. 2013
8 Successful Entrepreneurs Give Their Younger Selves Lessons They Wish They’d Know Then
Tim Westergren, the founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Pandora:
“Be sure to ‘notice’ ideas when you have them. Stop. Take the time to consider them seriously. And if your gut tells you they’re compelling, be fearless in their pursuit,” Westergren said. Nothing is more haunting than thinking, ‘I wish I had…’”
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I love this part: “In recent years, T.S. Eliot’s reported quote—‘If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter’—has stuck with me when making numerous decisions specifically around leadership, design, and product. The advice I would offer my 21-year-old self is to remember that it takes more mental (and sometimes physical) bandwidth to create something simple or communicate something complicated in basic terms, but ultimately, that’s a lot nicer for the user experience,” Ljung said.
In a world of rapid disruption, the idea of having a core competency—an intrinsic set of skills required to thrive in certain markets—is an outmoded principle. Apple, Nike, and Netflix have better ideas.
“Business models are not meant to be static,” he explains. “In the world we live in today, you have to adapt and change. One of my fears is being this big, slow, constipated, bureaucratic company that’s happy with its success. That will wind up being your death in the end.” Nike CEO Matt Parker