Smart Quote #3: Fear is Good

It's important to feel confident so that you are willing to take risks, but don't get too comfortable even though you are longing to be. Fear is often a good catalyst.
--Debra Bishop, creative director of More

That quote comes in response to the question: "What is the key to producing constant, memorable work over a number of years?" We put that question to her and many others in our book Solid Gold: 40 Years of Award-WInning Magazine Design which you can buy directly from us or other sources of course.

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