Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose

Posted on Feb 16, 2012 in Mentorship, Strategy
Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose

I just watched a great TED talk from 2009 where Dan Pink makes the case for better models of incentives & punishments. This is helpful to understand. But the really interesting part is how leadership teams, business owners and entrepreueneurs implement it. Pink shows that traditional carrot & stick modes don’t work for out-of-the-box creative […]

Is Art/Design School for me? Advice for prospective students

Posted on Dec 23, 2011 in Education, Mentorship, Strategy
Is Art/Design School for me? Advice for prospective students

A friend called me to ask about her daughter pursing a BFA in photography as a “major” change in her education. She’s unhappy with taking photojournalism at a liberal arts college and is “not a very good student”. Should she look into art school instead? she asks. I believe my answer to her is relevant […]