Phil Cooke is one of those guys that always has a clever, sharp, direct opinion. He is right in this issue:

You spend at least a third of your life there. You’re there for most waking hours. It’s where you work most closely with other people. And yet, it looks plain, uninspiring, and probably outright depressing. Your surroundings have more of an impact on your creativity and productivity than you may think. That’s why you need to be more intentional about youroffice, your cubicle, your table, or wherever you work.

Dress it up with things that ignite your creativity. Put up inspiring or provocative posters. If plants turn you on, then get them. Bring in great resources and the right books. Put up a few family pictures.

Stop complaining that the company or organization won’t give you a decorating budget. Hey – it’s your office and your life, so stop blaming and start taking charge. Make sure it reflects your personality and style. Make a statement. Use your office as a calling card for everyone that visits.

Embrace every aspect of your life that enhances your creativity and productivity.

And let’s start with that drab office…


Lot of ideas, no excuses here.

What a shame and disgrace when people seek their own desire at the cost of someone else; taking what others have dedicated their lives to build and achieve – taking what they have not earned; mishandling and abusing the inheritance and legacy of another person

Robert Barriger, from his book: Honour Found

It doesn’t matter whether your objectives are in the area of art, business, ministry, sports, or relationships. The only way you can get ahead is to fail early, fail often, and fail forward

John Maxwell

Instagram’s competitive advantage comes from being first. First is important. It’s important in defining functionality, setting expectations and capturing mindshare.

Alexander Haislip, TechCrunch