Working people to death to ship any one feature or product is a poor strategy, as it reduces the capacity to ship the next feature or product.DHH on Your life’s work
Tweaks and polish happened in parallel as I finished off features; I like jumping back and forth between a few different things to let my subconscious chew on one problem while my conscious works on something else.Loren Brichter, Interview on Startup Juicer
I’ve always been pushing that envelope. I want to risk hitting my head on the ceiling of my talent. I want to really test it out and say: O.K., you’re not that good. You just reached the level here. I don’t ever want to fail, but I want to risk failure every time out of the gate.Quentin Tarantino, Q&A w NYTIMES
The Vietnam Vets memorial offended a lot of people. The design of Google made plenty of people nervous. Great work from a design team means new work, refreshing and remarkable and bit scary.How to live happily with a great designer, Seth Godin
In the Jellyfish Model, we invert the traditional process. When a prospect shares a new business opportunity, we explain that we need a good understanding of that opportunity to share it internally and see if it’s a fit.Carl Smith, Feeding Jellyfish: New Biz, a New Way
For that idea to hit you, you must be moving as well. If you’re standing still, the idea will whip right around you and keep going. It is like some sort of weird reverse game of chicken, where the sole way to make contact is by trying to miss one another.Frank Chimero
Excerpt from Ira Glass on Storytelling, shown in kinetic typography.
Well, I believe the definition of whether you love your job, is whether you look forward to Mondays. If too many weeks go by without this feeling, you should start evaluating your situation and working out if you could be happier somewhere else. Don’t settle. Life’s too short.Alex MacCaw, When you should quit your job