Journal: A Pile of Crowns

November 9, 2012

in Journal Notes

First snow in Boston, 2012

Friday location:  Seven  |  Studio     ||  8:05 am – 8:40 pm

  • Consulting:  Met with David D. today to learn more about his power project.  He’s expecting provisional patents in Mid-December so I’ll be able to share more soon.  It’s really interesting to be working on two bike projects that are electronic-centric at once.  Typically I’d be working on zero electronics and battery projects.  Is it the shape of punk to come?
  • Production Management:  Been working on some Seven Cycles production planning to wrap up the year strong.  Those darn holidays get in the way.  New employee coming on will also slow work as we train work.
  • Management:  Focus on system flaws not people flaws.  I am a broken record; I feel like most of the management work I do is centered on helping people see that systems are the issue, not people.  Systems cause the trouble.  People rarely cause trouble.  Systems can help people do better work.  Well designed systems free people to engage their creativity.  Systems thinking is the start and end point.
  • Graphic Design:  Working with Skunk on the Seven Cycles bike catalogue; the second part of the Seven brochure.  In some ways the catalogue is more difficult than the “book” we just completed.  The catalogue is technical and a true catalogue.  Dry – in a good way.
  • Design:  Lily is wrapping up Seven’s 2013 brochure thank yous.  We’ve had so many people help with this project that I want to try and share everyone’s work.

Post title:  A Pile of Crowns, for Jean-Michel Basquiat – Keith Haring

{ 0 comments… add one now }