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Drew Stephens
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One Third Nerd, Two Thirds Creative
One Third Nerd, Two Thirds Creative

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Fred Gilbert, the lead designer of Google’s social products, says that when he joined the company in 2006, as an intern, and again in 2007, as a designer for Google Maps, “You had to pass tech interviews and be a good front-end coder to be a designer at Google.” The result, he added, was that “You had a homogenous bunch of folks who were largely left-brain.” 

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Embrace the fact that design and engineering cultures are different. Design is really well-suited to answer the “How might we?” questions, while engineering is really well-suited to consider all of the details that go into making a concept real. And if you want to build a world-class product, you have to surround these two unique cultures with the tools, space and support that will get them there. They’re complementary – you need both. It’s where 2 + 2 adds up to 5.

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How and when to say "no" to crazy projects and toxic clients. 

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Trees are awesome.

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We need to start talking about content in terms of bits, not pages. And we need systems that help us think that way. 

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what an amazing guy.

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"I want to build a clock that ticks once a year. The century hand advances once every 100 years, and the cuckoo comes out on the millennium. I want the cuckoo to come out every millennium for the next 10,000 years."

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Every book needs it's own trailer.
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