Author Archives: Glenn John Arnowitz

About Glenn John Arnowitz

Glenn John Arnowitz is Director of Global Creative Services for Pfizer and co-founder of InSource. He is a designer, musician, composer, writer, actor and speaker, always looking for new ways to scratch that insatiable creative itch.

Dear In-House Diva: How to Avoid with Burnout

Dear In-House Diva, I work at a small university where I’m the only designer supporting the corporate communications department. I’ve been here for almost 5 years and really like my job but it’s been almost impossible for me to take a personal day -- whether I’m sick or not -- let alone a vacation, and...

The Fire in Your Belly!

A few years ago I had the privilege of seeing Ralph Nader speak at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ. Whether you agree or disagree with his politics there is no denying his passionate commitment to civic responsibility and community service.

Life in the Slow Lane (a column about nothing)

I broke my foot. Don’t ask. It’s my right foot too. And it’s the beginning of the summer. Oh, yeah, and absolutely no driving. I’m stuck here in the house feeling kind of like Jimmy Stewart in Rear Window except I’ve traded in the wheelchair and binoculars for a set of crutches and a...

The Power of 3

For many years now I’ve been fascinated by the number 3 and how it seems to have an important and powerful place in our culture—at times even magical. Think about it—the Holy Trinity; Goldilocks and the 3 Bears; The 3 Little Pigs; 3 Little Kittens; Winkin’, Blinkin’ and Nod; 3 Men in a Tub;...

INspiration Wednesdays: Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather the wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”   Antoine de Saint-Exupery (29 June 1900 – 31 July 1944), was an aristocrat French writer, poet and pioneering aviator, best remembered...

Close Encounters of the In-House Kind

Life is all about relationships. With your parents, kids, spouse, significant other, boss, co-workers. And if you manage them well, hopefully you’ll keep “therapist” off the list. As an in-house creative, one of the most important relationships you’ll have is with your internal clients—your stakeholders. You know, those people down the hall, up a...

INspiration Wednesday: George Lois

“Most people work at keeping their job, rather than doing a good job. If you’re the former, you’re leading a meaningless life. If you’re the latter, keep up the good work.”   George Lois (born June 26, 1931) is an American art director, designer, author and one of the original “Mad Men”.  A unique...

Still Spinning at 33 1/3

I miss vinyl. Vinyl records. Not CDs packaged in the cold, hard 4 3/4″ by 4 3/4″ plastic jewel cases but the 12″ by 12″ black vinyl record albums that came to life spinning at 33 1/3 rpm (that is, revolutions per minute). The same albums that have been relegated to boxes reeking of...

INspiration Wednesday: Frank Zappa

“Without deviation progress is not possible.” Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, singer-songwriter, guitarist, recording engineer, record producer and film director who profoundly influenced my life with his multi-dimensional output that incorporated rock, jazz, classical and experimental music, film, video and theatre with a large helping of...