Smart Enough To Fail Forward

| Creative Strategy · Entrepreneurship

“Ignorance was our greatest strength,” admits Vice CEO and co-founder Shane Smith. “We were too stupid to fail.”   Sometimes knowing too much about WHAT WAS is what keeps businesses from realizing WHAT COULD BE. If Vice had stuck with the format they knew best — publishing — they would never have become the broadcasting […]

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A Few Views We Shared In 2014

· · | Entrepreneurship

Our personal and professional journeys this year took us from Kansas City to LA on to Las Vegas then back to KC. Our goal is always to change and challenge our perspectives. To really know ourselves and the people we’re working for. And to find stories worth sharing and investing ourselves in. These three photographs, each with two chairs, represent […]

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Herman Miller Extends Their Reach

· | Branding · Entrepreneurship

Under the deal, which is scheduled to close July 28, modern furniture manufacturer Herman Miller will purchase their primary retailer Design Within Reach.   “The addition of DWR is a transformational step forward in realizing our strategy for diversified growth and establishing Herman Miller as a premier lifestyle brand, helping people create inspiring places where […]

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How Zappos’ CEO Turned Las Vegas Into a Startup Fantasyland

· · · · | Entrepreneurship

This rather extensively researched Wired.com article about the DTLV movement really intrigued us. It hits on some of the ideologies and opportunities that led us to choose Las Vegas for our creative home and headquarters.   “For many reasons—and sometimes for no reason—people seem ready to drop everything and move to Vegas, as if pulled […]

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