Tobias van Schneider

Tobias van Schneider is a German award-winning designer raised in Austria, currently working in New York. Former Director of Fun & Product Design Lead at Spotify and Founder @semplicelabs.

The idea is your baby, it’s fragile and it needs you to protect it until it’s strong enough to survive other people attacks.

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Jack of all trades and master of some.

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I’m not a big fan of random ideas.
Ideas are cheap, because everyone has them.
Getting shit done is what counts in the end.

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The fact that we always have a plan B already gives enough evidence that plans don’t work.

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Laziness in itself is a great driver for innovation.

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Great ideas alter the power balance in relationships. That’s why great ideas are initially resisted.

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What we create is who we are, and who we are is what we create.

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Sometimes data is the way to go, sometimes it's your gut.

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Rushing into the unknown is exhilarating.

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Ignore everybody while working on a new idea.

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Necessity has been known to be the mother of innovation, but for the 21st century we can say for sure it’s laziness.

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