What Bill Knew

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After last weeks post about free pitching here’s some positive business gems from Bill Drenttel that was a speech he gave in ’91 as part of a AIGA Design Conference called “Everything I know about business in one minute”. This is what he said:Focusing on making a partnership work is more profitable than focusing on making money.

Love your employees more than you love your clients.

The best new business is your current business.

Price projects by asking yourself what the client’s lawyer would charge.

It’s better to be hired for your work than for your price.

When it comes to getting paid, the first of the month is better than the thirtieth.

Making money off mechanicals, printing and computers turns your business into a commodity.

The books in your library are more important than the numbers on your balance sheet.

In order to love your work, take vacations.

Power, in business, comes from sharing money and valuing love.

Derek Carroll
Creative Director

From What Bill Knew by Michael Bierut via John Gruber at Daring Fireball

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