Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Bill Cullen On Being An Entrepreneur

This video has cropped up a few times this week.

Bill Cullen On Being An Entrepreneur

What is an Entrepreneur? A risk taker
  • You'll never make money working for another.
  • An Entrepreneur is responsible for the outcome
  • The Entrepreneur has to try to outwork the other people.
  • The Entrepreneur must develop a hard neck.
  • The Entrepreneur has the freedom to do what they want
  • Positive Can Do attitude : If some one else can do it so can you!
  • Get off you're butt & go out and do it.

Bill Cullen, one of Ireland's leading entrepreneurs, best selling author and star of the Irish version of "The Apprentice" TV show gives some advice for young people thinking of setting up their own businesses

Friday, July 31, 2009

Motion & Audio experiments
Still alive
The synthetic voice is gas

Rather captivated by the typography, only recently, I discovered this video is a tribute to the 'Portal' (Video game)
Portal is a single-player first-person action/puzzle video game developed by Valve Corporation. The game was released in a bundle package called The Orange Box for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 on October 9, 2007 and for the PlayStation 3 on December 11, 2007.

Portal has been acclaimed as one of the most original games in 2007 despite being comparatively short in length. The game has received praise for its unique game play and darkly humorous story.

Portal - Still Alive typography from Trickster on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Some logos you'll recognise, but did you know?

There is more to a logo than a pretty picture. It's an entity in itself with something to say about your business.

The Eurolines Logo contains a compass. Four red arrows move outward, depicting North, South, East & West exposing the O in EurOlines.

IBM: 1972 Paul Rand
The blue in the IBM (aka “Big Blue”) logo represents a company that is non-threatening yet stable and established. When Rand redesigned the IBM logo he replaced the solid type with 8 horizontal bars to represent “speed and dynamism”. While the logo typically isn’t used in its original blue today, it is still a very prominent color in the IBM brand.

The Electricity Supply Board logo we know and perhaps love less was designed to depict the NEW modern, flexible, energy efficient technology of fluorescent lighting. Decades later it is as relevant to-day as it was then. The ESB logo still bears continued resemblance to to-days CLF bulbs (Compact fluorescent lamps).