Design: “Believe in yourself,” “Trust your gut,” and more alvin February 18, 2017 - 12:19pm

I’m told that this is a famous poster for designers that I just applied a lot of whiteout to. (The missing words seem to have been inspired by Samuel L. Jackson.) I like “Believe in yourself” and “Trust your gut.”

Einstein: Education is not the learning of facts, but training the mind to think

Albert Einstein quote: “Education is not the learning of facts, but that training of the mind to think.”

I wrote about this in my book, A Survival Guide for New Consultants, that one of the few things I learned in college was how to learn. Everything else — the details that I actually learned at that time — are not important, especially now. But learning how to learn has made all the difference in my career and in my life.

Four things I've learned from Jonathan Ive interviews alvin November 11, 2012 - 7:52am

With Apple's iPad 3 announcement coming tomorrow (March 7, 2012), I took a few minutes last night to reflect on various Jonathan Ive interviews I've read over the years. Here are a few notes on what I learned by reading those interviews.