We know great design when we see it. Chances are, you’ve heard some mention of Bauhaus. Its significance and forward-thinking designs are as impressive today as they’ve ever been. It’s easier to understand the significance of this art movement if we take a crash course in the history behind Bauhaus. Don’t yawn yet. This is actually pretty impressive.
Your team knows that you’ve come up with some epic ideas. Talking about getting investors on board with those ideas tends to suck the fun out of the room. We’re going to let you in on an ancient secret (we use the word ancient pretty loosely). You don’t have to create a starchy presentation to get investors interested in your epic ideas. As a matter of fact, this is your chance to get in the ring with them and show investors that your business has what it takes to defeat the competition. How should you create a pitch deck that wows, but doesn’t neglect to get all of the vital information in there for potential investors? Don’t worry, we know a thing or two about that.
There are a few things that separate average designers from top designers. But what are their secrets? How do they manage to come out on top nearly every time? It’s not pure luck - There is a formula that consists of a willingness to learn, hard work, flexibility, and determination.
“Where do I start?” With board games, the answer to that question is a little more obvious. Get your green gingerbread man and begin on the bold word START. Then, you draw a card and hope that you don’t get stuck in the Licorice Lagoon. (Candy Land, anyone?). Sometimes knowing where to start can be the hardest part of a new venture especially when that venture is starting a business. The stakes are a little higher than being ousted from the castle and sent back to START. The truth is, that those board games may have just given you the best bit of business advice yet. Begin at the beginning.
All of us as children have creative minds. We play pretend; we make up stories; we doodle; we build, etc. It isn’t until we start to hone in on our unique strengths that some of us tend to detach from our creative side. Even though you might be a science and math wizard who feels they have no creative talent, the truth is that you’re just a victim to that narrative, and you are, in fact, creative. Pablo Picasso said "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
Inspiration is definitely a very loaded word. What’s interesting about it is that while it has a technical definition, inspiration means something different to everyone. Inspiration is defined “as the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. ”Why is inspiration important? Because it’s a catalyst for creating our best work. In fact, experts believe that the things that inspire us trigger emotions that release oxytocin in the brain.