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THE PAIN OF EFFORT
The saying goes 'no pain, no gain'. As designers and as creators we are told that in order to achieve something you have to travel the path of pain and peril. There is no other way out.
The lords and the ladies of self-help proclaim the merits of discipline, focus and the steadfast firmness of human will. They lay out 5 step program or 10 step methodology, explaining how its is done. And they say, you have to keep at it and keep at it, to be any good. But does it really help? Findings are mixed at the best — the disastrous outcome of of New Years' goal in general and the failed strategy behind those hard goals setting are a sad testament to our human will.
I believe, the problem lies in this rote method. 'Keep doing', 'Keep working'. And, you will succeed. This may work for a while, but definitely not sustainable for the long haul.
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As Seth Godin puts it, most ramen is pretty good. So is most pizza. But people don't come and visit you at trade shows/events for 'pretty good'. If you want the right people to pay you a visit and engage with you in a meaningful fashion being 'pretty good' does not cut it.
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Knowledge is great. Competence is great. But the combination of both encourages people to trust you and increases your powers of enchantment. ~ Guy Kawasaki
You trade show booth is your space that you use for sharing knowledge and inspiring conversation. It is a channel for enchantment. It is the space where your brand image is broadcasted. It prompts people to form perceptions about your company and your products. It is reflected in the angles of your product; it is embedded in the curves of your booth architecture, it is pronounced in the stylistic images, the texture of floor that you walk on and the uniqueness of the furniture that you use. The exhibit design is a powerful display of your brand psychology.
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Simplicity is the shining armor of Zen.
Derived from the Sanskrit word Dhyana, Zen found its way to Japan via China in the form of motionless meditation. The word Zen paints a picture of peace, serenity, waterfall and rounded stones. It has become a part of our every day lexicon, yet we hardly practice what it exhorts. Be here and now. Turn off the filters. Dissolve all preconceptions. Perceive directly. "Dissolve into the eternal now, and realize that the Universe itself peers out through your eyes, hears through your ears, and breaths each breath." Experiencing each moment as it is. According to Chinese Ch’an and Zen, understanding comes only by ignoring the intellect and heeding the instincts, the intuition. True perception comes from vast emptiness.
Whatever the philosophical construct of Zen may be, we all seem to have a visual concept of what Zen is. We talk about Zen like design, we muse on the elegance in the absence of abundance and of course the Zen Master of Subtraction: Steve Jobs is still very alive in our mass psyche. One of Jobs’ great strengths was knowing how to focus. “Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do,” he said. “That’s true for companies, and it’s true for products.”
In his book, The Laws of Subtraction (that will be available on October), Matthew May states 6 simple rules for winning in the age of excess, very much in keeping with the 5 principles of Zen Design Simplicity:
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