This is a LinkedIn conversation, among SIP, fCh, and JvB
SIP: “The Prince”, by Machiavelli, has been the definitive textbook on power for the last 500 years. Last year Jeff Pfeffer wrote “Power”, the definitive book on the subject for our generation. Apart from maybe torture and killing, not much has changed. However it is definitely more readable and has many more contemporary cases. How are designers doing in these 21st Century games of corporate power and what is the outlook for their future?
SIP: Hi fCh, - Very succinct, I couldn’t have put it better myself. The catch, is design offer twice the ROI of marketing. The way I see it, - we can leave the world unchanged or be proactive and see if we can better measure and communicate the value we can create. Do you have any ideas? Sincerely, - SIP
SIP: Hi fCh, - Thank you for clarifying, your experiences reflects my own. I also have a hard time with planned obsolescence, though eventually most things become obsolete. Personally, I purchase items with a long life span. Sincerely, - SIP