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  1. Building Brands That People Love to Hate
  2. MANAGING THE UNMANAGEABLE. So how do you manage the Unmanageables? A few weeks back, a friend and fellow plant-forward BBH Head of Strategy (hi @BenShaw) asked me for some top tips on how to herd those cats.
  3. The Power of Simplicity and the Art of Communication. It’s been said that life really is simple. But it’s we humans who make it complicated.
  4. Google’s CEO Doesn’t Use Bullet Points and Neither Should You. Google’s Sundar Pichai gives a master class for creating simple, engaging presentations.
  5. The design agency survival guide. Essential insights to help your design agency thrive, from business advice to self-promotion tips.
  6. The Henry Ford highlights work of Charles & Ray Eames The World of Charles and Ray Eames,î at The Henry Ford through Sept. 3, spotlights the lively artistic duo who pioneered radical new materials and processes to produce undulating modernist furniture from once-scorned plywood and fiberglass ó and had a blast doing it.
  7. A Bee C: Paul Rand’s Bee Fixation The 1981 Eye-Bee-M rebus is Paul Randís most iconic poster (the equivalent, say, of Lucian Bernhardís Priester Match or Milton Glaserís Dylan poster). It has become synonymous with the playful side of his IBM design directionóand a little controversy arose because the higher-ups believed that by toying with the sanctity of the corporate logo, the floodgates would open to anarchy.
  8. Why UX, UI, CX, IA, IxD, and Other Sorts of Design Are Dumb How to stop setting up definitions for overkill terminology and start doing the job. An opinion.
  9. Infographic: The Importance of Using Data Effectively and Creatively – 88% of marketers aren’t utilizing it to its full potential
  10. The secrets of the high-potentials personality Are there six traits that could really mark out your potential to achieve?
  11. Anything Worthwhile Takes A Long Time
  12. How to keep productivity from killing your creativity
  13. The artisanal trend away from copywriters and art directors to ‘storytellers’. What everyone loves about being called a ‘storyteller’ is that it can be defined as whatever you like, so anyone can claim to do it – says Dave Trott
  14. More Trott: STRATEGY IS SACRIFICE
  15. Chain Letters: Molly Heintz
  16. No, design systems will not replace design jobs, or
  17. Yes, design systems will replace design jobs
  18. We’re on the verge of a creative resurgence, and GDPR has led us there
  19. The Power of Listening in Helping People Change
  20. Why Being Obsessively Organized Makes You More Creative
  21. Design leadership as a subversive activity
  22. Michael Bierut shares the second-hand books which have “truly influenced” his practice