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The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability (business and career guide to creating a successful design firm)

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"Granet's book offers the first steps for designers and architects to start, as the title suggests, balancing creativity and profitability... The business advice he imparts could be applicable to any small-business owner."—USA Today

The Business of Design debunks the myth that business sense and creative talent are mutually exclusive, providing the necessary tools to create
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Hardcover, 208 pages
Published August 24th 2011 by Princeton Architectural Press (first published August 10th 2011)
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Laurian Vega
Oct 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ux
While my abilities to do UX are top notch, I know little about the business side of things. Not only am I generally stupid with business decisions, I tend to prefer to focus on the design rather than the monetary costs. I picked up this book to try to give some balance to my knowledge set.

What I found was rather interesting. This book is much like a business 101 course but applied to the design profession - in this case mostly architecture and interior design. The difference, for me, is that thi
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Wuguihua
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manage
设计师创业在做好与利润间要平衡真的很难,创意和精美都是需要资源投资的,而设计师经常本着最优产品的方向,或碰上自己喜欢的项目时,往往就无底限的投入,倒致项目收入经常抵不上支出,而资源的有限又难平衡于各项目的投入。做为一年20多个的设计团队Leader,在公司施行阿米巴经营来怎么让设计小伙伴们更上一层楼,获得更多的利润也成为我的主要关心方向。

书本更多的是给要创立设计公司的设计师的一份商业上的指导,财务管理、市场营销、人力资源、项目管理,产品开发五块来介绍。书中有很多的图表,这对于设计师理解这个专业有很大的帮助。关键启发点:
1.设计公司的愿景与其它公司不同。
2.依靠别人推荐的重复业务,会让生意更成功
3.思考自己的公司的结构,特别是人员梯队的建设
4.设计自己的财务报表,每月检查一次
5.十分之一原则:收入的十分之一存起来做为公司的备用资金,年底十分之一的员工淘汰
6.最忙的时候发展新业务
7.可计费标准表
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Shelves: business
Very practical!
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