Mark Twain

Conversations, brainstorms, meetings, ping-pong, yoga, and happy hours. Our work environment is essential in feeding our creativity, expanding our vision, and motivating.

But we don’t play around with deadlines, we plan to exceed expectations! We thrive on delighting designs and satiated customers!

1. Stay put

Less travel, more routines. We habituate and refine through routine.

2. Stay healthy

Practice Ashtanga yoga from Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, meditate daily according to Daniel Seigal’s Mindsight Institute at UCLA, and run with the Hash House Harriers group (Since 1938 this running game has been developed to be, in my humble opinion, the best imaginable use of a few hours during your week).

3. This is urgent work

I’m a student with the intention of understanding energy and motivation to take advantage of windows of opportunities and swells of importance. Achievements fade fast. I value meaning to each other, working in teams, helping others brings pride and joy amidst the stress that builds perseverance.

4. Lie, then admit it

Mark Twain said “A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.” I lie to clients about what I can do, assuming I can make it happen. I lie to my staff about how important things are, assuming they are. And most of all, I lie to myself. “We are all inconsistent. We are offended and resent it when people do not respect us; and yet in his private heart no man much respects himself.” 

5. Cook and eat together

If “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” (Fanny Fern), I want to spend this time with others.

6. Dancing, singing, and music

Singing is most natural expression of joy, dance is its exercise. Music is communal, expressive, and loving when shared.

7. Goal to be free

My business model is to eventually make our services free by incentivizing a favor economy. I will balance emotional exchanges so that we create bonding based on compassion, and shaming for narcissism.

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
– Mark Twain