Apr 28, 2013

I don’t use my energy on other people - Philippe Starck

I've to admit that I struggle doing a lots of things from my wishlist (blogging, reading, exercise,meditation etc..) due to time constraint or (mainly) just poor time management.

While scrolling through my news feed I bumped up with this brilliant interview in Harvard Business Review of  Philippe Starck.

To me, he has definitely more busier life than me but he still can design a chair in two minutes and a hotel in a day and a half. You can always argue that he has skills or genius mind but to me its more on how you do things in life.

Some excerpts which I really like from the interview:

The way he manages his time...

HBR: What’s the secret to working so quickly and productively?
Starck: ..............., and we stay out of everything. We don’t go to dinners. We don’t go to cocktails. We don’t go to movies. We don’t watch TV. I don’t use my energy on other people. ................... But from the 15th of June to the 15th of September, I live completely secluded, locked in one of my houses, working from 8 in the morning to 8 at night, or making my own biorhythm: work three hours, sleep 45 minutes, work three hours, sleep 45 minutes, for 24 hours, without eating. ............. 
His philosophy and ethics in choosing clients
HBR: What qualities do you look for in your clients?

Apr 17, 2013

The Invisible Bike Helmet

This is not a game changing invention but the brilliant thing is that the girls did different thinking to use existing technology.

The principal is same as a car's airbag but for me it is pretty clever thinking.

Apr 10, 2013

Stupid Questions and Snappy Answers

This is great list of answers, which can be used in those awkward situations when you don't have a clue how to respond to stupid questions.

Why are you so quiet?
  • I'm listening to the voices in my head.
  • Somebody has to be.
  • I'm studying to be a mime.
  • Why?
  • I can't. Tragic Botox incident. 
  • I will when you go away.
Why are you always so serious?
  • I'm only serious on the outside. I'm partying on the inside. 
  • Always? Have you been stalking me?
  • Because the universe is expanding, and if it's expanding, someday it will break apart and that would be the end of everything! 
Are you mad?
  • No, just eccentric.
  • Why, what have you done?
  • Not yet.
Do you hate people?
  • Not all people.
  • Only people who ask me that question.
  • No, they're delicious with a nice Chianti.