Quote of the week - 14/07/2014
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Noel Shiveley is a 22 year old letterer and designer based in Pasadena, CA, USA. He is focused on calligraphy, typography, graphic design and is always interested in collaborations.
“ Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport. If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but then lay intellectual property landmines behind us to inhibit others, we are acting in a manner contrary to that goal. Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology. […] Technology leadership is not defined by patents, which history has repeatedly shown to be small protection indeed against a determined competitor, but rather by the ability of a company to attract and motivate the world’s most talented engineers. We believe that applying the open source philosophy to our patents will strengthen rather than diminish Tesla’s position in this regard.”
“It is easier to do trivial things that are urgent than it is to do important things that are not urgent.”
To open yourself up to being creative and learning, John Cleese says you need the following:
1. Space: You cannot be under the usual pressures of daily life, this means making a quiet space for yourself away from all these.
2. Time: It’s not enough to create space, you need to set aside a specific period of time (a specific start time and end time).
3. Time: Give your mind as long as possible to come up with something original.
4. Confidence: The fear of making a mistake stops your creative juices. To play you must experiment. You are either free to play or you are not. You’ve got to risk something.
5. Humor: Cleese believes solemnity only serves pomposity (the bane of all creativity and problem solving).