I was able to get in to see a sold out lecture in New York by Chip Kidd, a genius book designer and author of two bestselling books, including The Learners, which just came out earlier this year (and for which he also designed the cover). I have to say that it was one of the most inspiring lectures I have seen in recent years. The audience got a peek into how his brain works, were walked through his design process, and learnt that even a genius gets jobs that don’t go smoothly. His next lecture is in Chicago in May. Don’t miss it.