CFO asks "what if we spend our money training our staff and they leave?", CTO replies "what if we don't and they stay?" - JAVagueArgument
Seek freedom and become captive of your desires.
Seek discipline and find your liberty.
- The Coda (Dune Series)
1. Learn From Everyone.
2. Follow No One.
3. Watch For Patterns.
4. Work Like Hell.
- Scott McCloud (Comic Book Artist, TED 2005)
The old ways are dead. And you need people around you who concur. That means hanging out more with the creative people, the freaks, the real visionaries, than you're already doing. Thinking more about what their needs are, and responding accordingly. Avoid the dullards; avoid the folk who play it safe. They can't help you any more. Their stability model no longer offers that much stability. They are extinct, they are extinction.
- Hugh MacLeod - http://changethis.com/manifesto/6.HowToBeCreative/pdf/6.HowT...
I actually just wrote about this yesterday: http://jimkeener.com/posts/tough-and-competent
One should need to remind oneself of this every single day.
You are the man who used to boast
That you’d achieve the uttermost,
You merely wished to show,
To demonstrate how much you know
And prove the distance you can go.
Another year we’ve just passed through.
What new ideas came to you?
How many big things did you do?
Time left twelve fresh months in your care.
How many of them did you share
With opportunity and dare
Again where you so often missed?
We do not find you on the list of Makers Good.
Explain the fact!
Ah no, ‘twas not the chance you lacked!
As usual – you failed to act!
"How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him."
"We tend to become like the worst in those we oppose."
1. If you do something that is not moving you towards your goal then it's moving you away from your goal.
2. What you DO NOT include in your product is as important as what you DO include.
-- Albert Einstein
You'll catch more flies with honey than with vinegar
Always marry a woman with small hands.
Words to live by.