Posts tagged: Inspired Tunnel Visionary

Milton Glaser’s Stuck Moment as a Tunnel Visionary

| May 11, 2012
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His stuck moment: At age 16, Glaser decided to sketch his mother’s face. Sitting across from her, pencil in hand, he realized that he didn’t know what she looked like because the image embedded in his mind’s eye was from his toddler days.

He strays from the usual: Glaser had to consciously study his mother deeply and attentively so he could depict her as she appeared that day. As he did, he realized that drawing, which requires a level of observation that people don’t often apply, is a different kind of thinking.

Unstuck result: Perhaps most famously known for the I NY logo, which he scribbled on the back of an envelope while in a taxi, Glaser has produced such an inspiring body of work that both the Museum of Modern Art and the Georges Pompidou Center have hosted one-man shows of his designs. And to this day, he contends, read more

Oprah Winfrey’s Stuck Moment as a Tunnel Visionary

| October 18, 2011
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Her stuck moment: Even though Winfrey revolutionized the tabloid talk show with what “Time” magazine dubbed “rapport talk,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show” was one among dozens of shock TV shows.   

She strays from the usual: In the 1990s, Winfrey flipped the coin on her show’s focus from the negatives of bad behavior to the positives of self-help.

Unstuck result: Winfrey’s show outlasted all her competitors, and her supportive spin inspired millions.

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Rachael Ray’s Stuck Moment as a Tunnel Visionary

| October 18, 2011
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Her stuck moment: Ray wanted a career in food but not in New York City, where she was mugged—twice. She heads back home to a dead-end job selling gourmet groceries in Albany, NY.

She strays from the usual: Ray noticed that prepared foods sold better than packaged groceries, so she proposed 30-minute cooking classes at the store to boost grocery sales.

Unstuck result: A local TV station airs Ray’s classes, and two years later, she has a best-selling cookbook and a guest spot on the “Today Show.” 

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Bette Graham’s Stuck Moment as a Tunnel Visionary

| October 18, 2011
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Her stuck moment: As a bank secretary in the 1940s, Graham was frustrated by how hard it was to erase electric typewriter errors. 

She strays from the usual: Graham gained fresh perspective at her second job, painting holiday windows at the bank. Painters paint over their mistakes, so she tried it on her typing errors. 

Unstuck result: In 1956, Graham put the fluid on the market as “Mistake Out,” later changing it to “Liquid Paper.” In 1979, she sold her company for $47.5 million.

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