99U: Mira Nakashima - There are No Shortcuts to Making Great Work. October 24, 2016 by Garret Vreeland in Arts, Design One thing that he always talked about, sometimes to me, but often to the men in the shop, is that the trouble with the Western world is that it’s based on the ego, and you have to get rid of the ego. The ego is too big. Get over it. That was my lesson.