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Care about people (fellows) and u get the idea of live and business

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Today I like to share my most most best-liked talk. I watch and listen to this talk when I am down and ask myself whether I act wrong or right - because I firmly believe that if u don't care about, think about, understand people, you don't understand live and business.



Simon Sinek tells about the significance of belief, trust, authenticity and meaning. Simon maintains that we are as people and companies, everything that we say and do is a sign of who we are and what we are and will become.
For myself it’s a mindset changing presentation – thx Simon so much !

What do u think?

Culture vs Behavior vs Language

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This article is motivated by a post of Julia Moisand Egea
http://www.adaptivepath.com/ideas/culture-and-design-legacy-versus-from-scratch

Since years I often thought about the interplay of user experience and expectation vs culture and all the influencing factors.
The world is full of different cultures and languages, even within America and Europe, and it's also different within single countries.
Culture is part of several external influences that impact us as human being, as team member and consumer.

Culture is a system of interdependent components like knowledge, belief, art, morals, custom, and any other capabilities and habits - but as I discover again and again also language.
Sometimes it's very obvious that language is an substantial element of culture. It should be realized that regional differences may be understated and not so obvious. For example, one word may mean one thing in one part of a country, but something naughty or rude in another.

But what I realize mor…

Sources of Creative and Design Thinking - Part 2

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I do not know whether you know it, but I've written an article about creativity and posted a talk by John Cleese already two years ago.
http://ux4dotcom.blogspot.de/2010/08/sources-of-creative-and-design-thinking.html

Here is another great 36-minute speech by John Cleese (English actor and comedian - on the other hand I'm sure we all know him well ;-) about creativity. He mentions a couple interesting points: creativity is absolutely unrelated to intelligence and is more a way of operating than an ability.

Take time to watch it and enjoy.

He outlines several aspects / basic principles that you can arrange to make your work and being more creative.
I've been always a firm believer that we need space and time for creativity - space in each way of its meaning - we can’t become playful, and therefore creative, if we’re under our usual pressures. And it’s not enough to create space; you have to create your space for a specific period of time. We have to give our mind as long as…