Words of Wisdom From Jim Coudal

A couple weeks ago Design Glut posted a great interview with Jim Coudal of Coudal Partners and I really enjoyed it. He goes into depth about how he started working for himself instead of bowing to the whims of clients. I felt really inspired after reading it, so I thought I’d share it with everyone. My favorite part is near the end:

“I know a lot of people who are in our position, who used to work for The Man or whatever, and now are making records or making films or designing clothes or creating products or screening posters or any of a million other things. And all of them, without exception, all say exactly the same thing and they say it in exactly the same words: “I should have done it sooner.”

When you think to yourself, “In 18 months I’m going to start my crocheted beer coaster company,” the problem with that sentence is the 18 months. What you’re really saying is, “I’m afraid.” Do it now. If you bankrupt a company before you’re 25, that’s like a badge of honor! Get out there.”


August 21, 2009