In my experience: never take investment capital. Via Hacker News

In 2012 I was banned from Hacker News. My last comment was “I like you.” In 2012 I got a cease and desist letter from a large company. I received this because I made a non-ironic post on Cubicle Ninjas that said “We love [company name here].” In 2009 I was banned from Kotaku. They asked why their article comments were so juvenile, and I commented that maybe the Hentai news stories might have something to do with it. Ban-hammer. In 2007 I was banned from Digg. I…

Bruce Nussbaum has a rambling easy about the “cult of failure” on his Creative Intelligence blog. Its worth a read, but not in the way I believe Bruce intended. At the HarvardXDesign conference — a great event for the B-School— I was on a panel that did a crit on two teams from across Harvard that were the best of 9 teams competing in the challenge of How Would You Redesign Education in America. Awesome! A really interesting event, with curated & quality arguments, on relevant topic… The…

The land of unspoken truths I’ve never really spoken honestly about building and directing Cubicle Ninjas before. From what I’ve seen online, most businesses (especially design agencies) owners don’t either. Sure, companies post the usual marketing fluff, aspirational parables, or case study blogspam, but the actual meat is left sitting on the table. The “how” is never addressed. Never before in the history of mankind has so much been said to say so little. When talented leaders do share their heart-felt worldview they are seen as “wildcards”. Mark Cuban, Richard Branson, Tony…