‘The goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us’ - Ted Sarandos
Apply that thinking to your business. We live in an era of disruption, so, will you be disrupted or disrupt the industry?
At SXSW Interactive this year I attended one of the most inspirational keynote talks I’ve ever been to. Tina Roth Eisenberg, originally from Switzerland, is also known as ‘Swiss Miss’, her popular design blog, which she runs out of Brooklyn. She has a European viewpoint and a love for clean, Swiss functional design. Swiss-miss.com has a growing audience of 1.3M monthly unique readers from all over the world and was selected by The Times as one of the world’s Top 50 design blogs. She also runs a Brooklyn-based collaborative workspace calledStudiomates, organizes a monthly lecture series called CreativeMornings, is the inventor of the popular to-do app called TeuxDeux and is the force behind the temporary tattoo shop Tattly.
At her SXSWi keynote, ‘Swiss Miss’ shared her passion and knowledge from her diverse business experience. Her life lessons include:
Brilliant Brunch at SXSW 2013 in Austin featuring: Bre Pettis (Makerbot, Founder), Baratunde Thurston (Comedian), Damian Kulash (OK Go), Beth Comstock (GE, CMO), David Karp (Tumblr, Founder), Carla Diana (Creative Director, Carla Diana Design), Jake Lodwick (Vimeo and Elepath, Founder)
I really love this idea for SXSW. Often you can’t make the panels you want to, you miss the people you wanted to meet and you don’t get to overhear awesome conversations between influencers such as these big dogs. It certainly makes me want to face the fear and do what these guys do, make something for the rest of the world to use.
I don’t normally like covers, but I do like this one from Vampire Weekend.
‘Can you hear me calling
Out your name
You know that I’m falling
And I don’t know what to say
I’ll speak a little louder
I’ll even shout
You know that I’m pround
And I can’t get the words out
I want to be with you everywhere’
From the Staff Picks on Vimeo: ‘Kevin Russ has been a huge inspiration to me since about 2005 when I saw some of his pictures on flickr. Over the years, he has just become such an incredible and focused photographer, ranging from doing portraiture now to landscape photography. He is one of the most humble men you will ever meet and really shows that there is no secret to photography or getting an incredible image. Kevin has been traveling throughout the great American west shooting landscape and wildlife solely with his iPhone 4s and 5. He rarely pulls out his DSLR unless it’s for a bear or bear cub where he can’t get close. This is just a small peek into his life as a traveling photographer and some stories that come along with it. Enjoy! kevinruss.tumblr.com’