Productivity


26
Dec 12

Worth reading – post Christmas edition

Why I stopped being so accommodating – from 1922.  The approach and language are refreshing.


18
Dec 07

Throwing stuff to the wall

Via Marginal Revolution, here comes today’s quote of the day

Trying stuff is cheaper than deciding whether to try it. (Compare the cost of paying and feeding someone to do a few weeks of [Perl or PHP] hacking to the full cost of the meetings that went into a big company decision.) Don’t overplan something. Just do it half-assed to start with, then throw more people at it to fix it if it works.

The market is a discover process after all.


27
Aug 07

Very well put

From Zeldman on designing on spec

Design is only partly decoration. Mainly it is problem solving. Unless the RFP spells out site goals and user needs in phenomenal detail, you can’t create an appropriate design because you don’t yet know what problems need to be solved.


24
May 07

Random Thursday links


30
Oct 06

Eating the elephant

The more I think about it, I think the GTD “Open Loops” theory of anxiety is true. Which is why one eats the elephant one bite at a time I suppose.


7
Jan 06

Saturday rapid fire

  1. Forests paying the price for biofuels – not that surprising really. Everything has a cost.
  2. Good and bad procrastination

    That’s the sense in which the most impressive people I know are all procrastinators. They’re type-C procrastinators: they put off working on small stuff to work on big stuff.

    What’s “small stuff?” Roughly, work that has zero chance of being mentioned in your obituary.