Why I put out stuff ✌️ #91

I've received some good qualitative feedback from the last issue, as well as from the audio recording
Why I put out stuff ✌️ #91
By Ross Chapman • Issue #91 • View online
I’ve received some good qualitative feedback from the last issue, as well as from the audio recording of the Winchester Creatives talk I did on Collaborating with Clients.
I do talks and send out weekly issues for very good reason - I’m collecting feedback. I don’t particularly care whether the content is right or wrong because the audience will tell me. Like a good DJ, I want to provide value to the audience right here, right now.
“Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” – Ken Blanchard
We do this every Friday at Etch at our weekly retrospective (following our team breakfast!). What went well, what didn’t and how could we improve. Trends can be recognised and so actions can arise.
Some readers of these weekly design insights have asked whether I could share tips and discuss design in more ways, potentially in an audio format every two weeks. I’ve always shied away from it in the past as I didn’t want to add to the noise, but as I’m reaching issue #100, it might be an interesting format to include. Gary Vaynerchuck seems to think audio is the next big thing (if audio is your thing) and I know Gary wants to be historically correct 😂
As ever, thank you for supporting this issue,
- Ross

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