Thought for Friday

Madmen title card

Madmen title card

We’re going to sit at our desks and keep typing while the walls fall down around us because we’re creative – the least important, most important thing there is.
Don Draper

As you can gather from the quote above I’m a big fan of Mad Men and last night I watched the penultimate episode of series 4 on DVD. I don’t normally get hooked on TV shows, particularly from the USA, I’m more of a Wallander viewer, (the original Swedish version) but this series is well crafted and extremely polished.

But I digress, this is more about Don’s quote. Arrogant maybe, but I’m convinced that creativity is the major ingredient of many successful organisations. Now more than ever business needs the courage to be truly creative. Those that use creative approaches are far more likely to succeed than those who stick to tired and outmoded formulas. The current economic climate coupled with the speed of change mean we all have to take Don’s words seriously.

Speaking of the speed of change here’s a little message I received from from WordPress…

Goodbye, IE6

With this update, WordPress has discontinued support for Internet Explorer 6. It has required increasingly complex code trickery to make the WordPress dashboard work in the IE6 browser, which was introduced 10 years ago and does not support current web standards. Even Microsoft is counting down to IE6’s extinction!

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