David Kelley speaks of IDEO work and culture

On designing IDEO’s products and culture for human friends

David Kelley, founder of IDEO

AUGUST 21, 2006

Here is an excerpt from David Kelley’s podcast:


…When I got to Boeing… I really didn’t do well with, every relationship I have is basically a personal relationship, I don’t really have any business relationships, I only have personal relationships.  And so, when I got to Boeing, it was like I had a bunch of business relationships all of a sudden.  There were people I didn’t care about, I mean, everyday I was working with a bunch of people I didn’t, I wouldn’t have chosen to be with.  You know, like, I kind of vowed, I could see that I didn’t have to start a design company, but I had started a company where I was with my friends every day.

Listen to the full podcast here

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