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.
Get off the computer and connect with real people and culture. Life is visceral.
 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.
If all else fails, No. 2 is the greatest competitive advantage of any career.




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…