9 Lessons from a Design Entrepreneur

Sometime in 2006, I decided that if I were going to be designing commercially successful products and strategies, I would need to know what it is really like to run a business, a business that would


Better Surfboard Designs!

thomas-mayerhoffer-surfboards Thomas Meyerhoffer, a former designer at Apple, did what any designer would do when he was not happy with a product. He created his own. In Thomas' case it was his love for surfing and


The Un-p3 Project Update

brian- ling-un-p3-project It has been a good number of months since the I've last updated my readers on the status of this project. Firstly though I like to apologize to a few of this project's supporters for this delay but I have


The Un-p3 Project Part 1: Design Rational

Or the article formally known as Industrial Design 104: Materials and Manufacturing I did mention before last year and the beginning of this, I had given up on creating my own unique Mp3 (iPod Beater?) player because I could not create a design that was uniquely


Easy come, easy go…

What is it with funding that attracts entrepreneurs to it, like bees to honey? I'm not sure, but I know I went a little nutty when the "funding" ticket was waved in front of my face. Not once, but twice. And I hate myself


I'm a Maverick, are you?

A fantastic article at Guy Kawasaki's blog "Signal Without Noise". He interviews Polly LaBarre with his usual G.K. style and flair, getting her to give insightful and indepth answers. In particular this answer stuck a cord with me: They (mavericks) all seemed to