Looking For Inspiration For A Can-Do New Year? These Retro Motivational Posters Have It
From Fast Company January 3, 2013 - 10:00am
Looking for new ways to get motivated in 2013? See what worked in the 1920s As calamities like the fiscal cliff make us wonder, "How did we go so wrong?" perhaps the time is right to revisit the motivational wisdom of an earlier time. Wisdom like "Life’s Too Short For Groping: Choose An Objective and Go After It" and "Tough Luck Is Not Recognized By Real Men." Back in the '20s, British printing company Parker-Holladay created a series of posters around the fictional character Bill Jones. He was the person all workers were meant to emulate. Jones offered up choice nuggets of savvy advice to that era’s cubicle-farm set, emblazoned on multicolored lithographs. Eventually, the character even made it to America, where he continued dispensing no-nonsense advice that seems oddly obsessed with "licking" problems and also "sticking" them, on posters and trading-size cards.Read F...
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