"I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours" -Henry David Thoreau

Joe Staples - Advertising Executive

Joe isn't just an Advertising Executive; he's the Executive Creative Director at Wieden + Kennedy, one of the world's top ad agencies. If you've seen a commercial that made you laugh, or made you think, Joe's probably had his hands on it. 

Joe's most inspiring trait, to me, is his motor. His career began by obsessively creating and with only one goal: to produce. He's found a way to create but without making one of the artist's most fatal mistakes, which is worrying about where it will get them. 

His thinking? You either get something wonderful, or at least you have a fun time doing it.

               © 2016 Harris Newman - Portland, OR