Well, week #1 sure flew by without really stopping to check the time. We’ve now embarked on a new journey, one which will be marked as much by it’s intensity as it’s necessity. We’re a small team, a young team, a new team which brings a new insight into an incredibly well established juggernaut. We will sustain, grow, strive to shift focus, to evolve a culture (indeed, to permeate and grow a culture) and become more core. Basically, change the way things are done. No small task!
We can’t wait.
Let’s take the Apple out of the equation..
______ pursues timeless style, not fleeting trendiness. This ______ design might be like that of the Porsche 911 — a distinctive, iconic, timeless, instantly-recognizable representation of the product’s brand itself.
the culture of excellence created at ______.
I’m privileged to have had even the briefest experience with the culture of ______ Excellence, quality, passion, attention to detail — those aren’t just attributes of ______ design, they’re attributes of how people at ______ work.
I have to believe that the senior team at ______ knows that their most important job is to continue the culture.
“We have an environment where excellence is really expected,” he said. “What’s really great is to be open when [the work] is not great. My best contribution is not settling for anything but really good stuff, in all the details. That’s my job — to make sure everything is great.”
…that is furthest ahead of their competition, and the more sustainable advantage. It cannot be copied without going through the same sort of decade-long process that ______ went through.
now, each design they create has to be presented alongside a mock-up of how that design might evolve in the second or third generation. That should ensure ______ continued success for a long time, aided, of course, by the tremendous momentum that ______ leadership has provided.
we have ______ design.
What do you want to be known for?
The old man said, ‘You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity. At some time, every creature which lives must do so. It is the ultimate shadow, the defeat of creation; this is the curse at work, the curse that feeds on all life. Everywhere in the universe.’
From Do androids dream if electric sheep, by Phillip K. Dick.
A new reboot of blade runner inspired a reading of the source material, and another watch of the Ridley Scott directors cut. I have to say, the book makes for a much deeper read, rendering a much fuller picture of the things left unsaid in the film; the artificial owl, the reason why Deckard hunts and the affect this has on his emotional state, the big question seemingly left unanswered by the film, is he an android after all?
Phillip K. Dick has never felt like a patient author (the counter clock world, for instance reads like he’s irritated at how long it takes for the reader to get up to speed..) and this book does suffer from that.
It’s quite a good read, and I’m pleased to say it left the film looking rather shallow (given the film classic status it’s attained, that’s quite a feat) in comparison!
I’m saving up for a real sheep of my own.. Don’t tell anyone, though..