Day 10 at PENSOLE

Monday, May 9, 2011…..Day 10 at PENSOLE. By Cici Wang

Quote of the day: “The express in freedom. To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. If you follow the classical pattern, you’re not understanding the routines, the traditions: you are not understanding yourself.”

After a short and sweet day-off with the happy shopping time at portland downtown, everyone seems recharged and ready for the last sprint.

Today’s first guest is Kevin Carroll, the founder of Kevin Carroll Katalyst/LLC and the author of three highly successful books published by ESPN, Disney Press and McGraw-Hill. At very first day, all of us got the very inspired little book called <<Rules of the red rubber ball>> from him with his signature on each book. And today, We wrote our thanks and wishes on the red basketball to him as welcome gift. Kevin Carroll gave us a great speech which talked about how to manage energy, celebrating everyday and how to been encouraged.

Our second guest Connie Sarkinen, the digital creation leader from Nike Product Process Innovation, talked about 3D Footwear Process and gave us a demonstrate
of MIndCAD (shoesMaker). All of us were very exciting about this new software and can not wait to give it a try.

In last couple hours, each team works on their branding strategy and packaging design concepts.