Coolhunting

I was first exposed to the term coolhunting in William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition. “What I do is pattern recognition. I try to recognize a pattern before anyone else does.” — Cayce Pollard, in Pattern Recognition by William Gibson. Here’s a great article on why humans, for now, are the world’s best pattern recognition machines.

What If?

In order to re-frame my perspective on a problem, I will often ask myself how can I complete the same task with half the amount of resources. This may include cutting the budget or the staff assigned to the project in half or possibly reducing the amount of time that something is due. Imposing extreme constraints on a project can have … Read More

Creating Flow

Removing barriers is necessary to create flow. Obstacles can exist mentally and physically, and can be imposed on us by others. Removal of these ties that bind people to existing mental or physical states requires discipline and mindfulness. The mental barriers can be the toughest to overcome. Creating flow in our daily lives allows people to move fluidly between activities, relationships, and … Read More