Decalogue

John C Jay

Some insightful lessons from Wieden+Kennedy’s Executive Creative Director, John C Jay. Although focused from a design perspective, I feel that these lessons would apply just as well for anyone working within any industry.

1: Be authentic. The most powerful asset you have is your individuality, what makes you unique. It’s time to stop listening to others on what you should do.
2: Work harder than anyone else and you will always benefit from the effort.
3:
Get off the computer and connect with real people and culture. Life is visceral.
4:
 Constantly improve your craft. Make things with your hands. Innovation in thinking is not enough.
5: Travel as much as you can. It is a humbling and inspiring experience to learn just how much you don’t know.
6: Being original is still king, especially in this tech-driven, group-grope world.
7: Try not to work for stupid people or you’ll soon become one of them.
8: Instinct and intuition are all-powerful. Learn to trust them.
9: The Golden Rule actually works. Do good.
10:
If all else fails, No. 2 is the greatest competitive advantage of any career.

Aside

Manifesto

Manifesto

It has been a while since I wanted to start this blog project.

Since the world didn’t end in 2012 and I recently started my BI (Business Intelligence) career, I will use these means to keep track of and discuss topics related mainly to this area, but I will throw the random post about other interesting tech topics. As well, I will be writing about my experiences in BI development hoping other colleagues can benefit from them.

Thank you and here we go…