Innovations are not always good for business. Sure seat belts save lives and provide for the eventual return of a customer. But the cost of all that safety research far outweighs the benefits of saving a few customers (who obviously don’t know how to use your product).
The true Alpha MBA innovator is thinking of ways to increase share-holder value not innovating around the survivability of end-users.
Only an MBA could have created such a badass rocket
Rocket scientists think they know everything, but I’m here to tell you most MBA graduates have more alpha knowledge in one Cole-Haan than an entire control room full of scientist-guys. And the MBA boys aren’t afraid to tell everyone what we think and how they should do their job.
My guess is that those scientist-guys were sublimated into awesomeness by even more awesome MBA leadership.
You’re back from the gluttony of turkey-day and the cold slap of reality meets you at the office door: It’s review time. Keep that smile on and your list of outstanding accomplishments at the ready.
Most of you should be dropping neatly into that top-20%-tier ranking of ‘outstanding’. Because as we learned in MBA school only one-fifth of any group could possibly perform at the outstanding level. Never 5% and certainly never 50%.
But remember, if your design did not turn a profit within one quarter you are ripe for the bottom 10% and your very own, custom designed PIP.
And the rest of you, the 70% lump of mediocrity, will simply have to stew in your bile of sameness. You excuse-for-designers need to consider an MBA and now. The MBA program will shape you into a winner, an Alpha performer, who will lead design into the next three months with vim and vigor. Competition will be your lifeblood, expertness at everything your mantra; no more 70%- you’ll be a twenty-percenter from here on out.
Now get into that conference room and turn off that cell phone, unless you’re with Sprint in which case you don’t have a signal anyway.
The idea of contrast is an important design tip when thinking about anything from typography to how you dress yourselves (pay attention here all you engineers).
Contrast is the play of lightness vs. darkness and the striking effect you can create from the differences. This young man has a firm grasp of the idea. His striking red paint contrasts nicely with the white tile wall of that…room.
The idea of contrast can apply to almost any situation. Make the most of it and let your design savvy shine!
now be a warrior and get out there and use contrast!
This young lad appears to be smugly satisfied with his second place finish. The way he brandishes his results makes me uncomfortable. Obviously he needs some training-up in the Alpha-Arts via a fine MBA program.
Failure does not produce winners. Ask any successful MBA man and they will tell you to optimize quarterly returns one must hit the home run on the first pitch. Failure does not provide share-holder value.
I do give him credit for his fine design sense in choosing a stylish one-piece leisure-outfit, with trendy stripey things.
I believe this young man is destined for failure, archery in France excepted.