Joao Dornellas, a Portuguese art director who's worked for big-name ad agencies like McCann Erickson and Ogilvy & Mather (Portugal), decided that his portfolio wasn't standing out enough on LinkedIn or the creative equivalent, Behance.
Reddit's Alexis Ohanian, @TheRecruiterGuy's Chris Hoyt, and Behance's Scott Belsky talk about the importance of shower time, living with your parents, and "dangerous engagement," among other things—in a SXSW panel moderated by Fast Company's Anya Kamenetz
Technology helps you have what you need with you at all times. Computer, phone, iPod, keys, wallet, e-book? By now, all of these items can fit in a small bag (or maybe even a pocket of some XL pants).
Wires and "workstations" are outdated; we know that electronics don’t need to be stationed at your desk, locked in a maze of wires. They’re tools to be kept in your pocket or your handbag, whether your goal is to answer an email, or read a 1,000 page book.
These days, "ambition" is a dirty word. People who are "ambitious" are viewed as either selfish or unrealistic. ("That sounds a bit ambitious" is code for "you are going to fail.") Yet it wasn't always this way.
Scott Belsky doesn't exactly advertise that he's the grandson of test-prep king Stanley Kaplan, but he has a lot in common with the man who launched a $4 billion industry by tutoring immigrants for the SAT. "He always used this term 'meritocracy,' " Belsky recalls. "He was always hoping the smartest people would go to college rather than the people who had the connections and wealth."