Jason McDermott
Design, design, design.
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#9 A Planned Uncertainty

TOPIC: Getting your project out of the building. This week Frank and Jason discuss the launch of their latest artwork, Morhphic Mirror. Created for Vivid by ourselves and Liam Ryan, we talk about the transition that happens when you put your project in the hands of thousands of people. Shipping, launching, ‘finishing’ and the like. […]

  • Jason,
  • June 17, 2013
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#8 Keep Pointing to the Possible

Subscribe to Divergent Minds on iTunes. TITLE: Keep Pointing To The Possible TOPIC: You can’t have leadership without connection. This week we discuss how to align people to shared goals, big or small, we talk about historical examples of explorers who were mapping new territory and leading the way to a new future. We talk […]

  • Jason,
  • May 17, 2013
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#7 Domesticate Failure

Subscribe to Divergent Minds on iTunes. TOPIC: Even coke isn’t for everyone. This week we tackle a listener-chosen topic, the fear of failure. What creates a culture of fear, how to diagnose fear of failure in your own life habits and how to overcome it. We talk about how to create a structure around your […]


Picking the metric that matters

The hard part is in figuring out which aspects of your business aren’t worth your focus and attention, right now. Technology startups that prescribe to the lean startup methodology might tell you that they’re focussed solely on cpa, cost per acquisition (CPA) or the customer lifetime value (CLV), and the rest of the data can […]

  • Jason,
  • May 6, 2013

Have you decided yet?

Bored by your job? Tired of your boss? Don’t be! Pick yourself, quit your job, become the boss and success will just follow. Except that it’s never going to be that simple. You need to make a few decisions before you make the big one. You need to decide what kind of boss you’re going […]

  • Jason,
  • May 5, 2013
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#6 You’re Not Designing for Yourself

Subscribe to Divergent Minds on iTunes. TOPIC: When to know you need feedback. Trying to solve a new problem? Looking to improve your business but don’t know how? How do you know what you ought to be doing? What information do you need in order to make your decisions better? Feedback is critical to increase […]

  • Jason,
  • April 30, 2013
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#5 Exploring with a Drawing

Subscribe to Divergent Minds on iTunes. TOPIC: The way designers draw. Drawing is a fundamental part of any design communication, a way of showing connections between ideas and taking someone else on a journey via colour, shape and form. This week Frank and Jason delve into the fuzzy world of sketching ideas to solve problems, […]


We’d love to hear your thoughts on our new podcast: Divergent Minds

Hey there! Frank and I are very pleased with the response to our first episodes of Divergent Minds, it’s very rewarding to create interesting podcasts, knowing that real people will listen to them. Hopefully they’ll also be useful or enjoyable at the same time! I’d like to put out a call for feedback from all […]

  • Jason,
  • April 10, 2013
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#4 Getting paid in ‘Lip service’

Topic: You want immediate feedback. This week Frank and Jason discuss the concept of a ‘beat’, the value of asking the right question (at the right time), building reciprocal relationships with new clients, thinking and acting strategically and making use of good motivation! Show Notes: Asymco, Fine Young Cannibals Just pick up the phone! Podcast: […]

  • Jason,
  • April 8, 2013
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#3 Productive dissonance

Subscribe to Divergent Minds on iTunes. TOPIC: A kamikaze approach to the market. This week Frank and Jason discuss scoping new projects, Franks efforts to help create a new artwork for the 2013 Vivid Sydney festival, the reasons why we’re doing this podcast and what it’s like to have a hidden inertia pushing you to […]

  • Jason,
  • April 3, 2013
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