18 Matching Annotations
  1. Dec 2018
    1. In essence, for a change to occur, you must apply more energy to the system than is extracted by the system.
  2. Nov 2018
  3. Oct 2018
    1. Here it is: I like to find (a) simple solutions (b) to overlooked problems (c) that actually need to be solved, and (d) deliver them as informally as possible, (e) starting with a very crude version 1, then (f) iterating rapidly.
    1. Enjoy this work!
    2. Be ambitious for the work and not for the reward.
    3. Take no notice of anyone you don’t respect.
    4. Never stop when you are stuck. You may not be able to solve the problem, but turn aside and write something else. Do not stop altogether.
    5. Turn up for work. Discipline allows creative freedom. No discipline equals no freedom.
    6. “Perfection is like chasing the horizon. Keep moving.”
  4. Sep 2018
    1. it’s maddening to the maker in us how we can do our best work only to have it gutted, modified beyond belief, or even shut down by the powers that be.

      Always, every flipping time, causes me the most anguish!

  5. Aug 2018
    1. These steps will deliver rapid improvement and help you avoid the worst triggers for rage-quitting.
    2. Do a quick plunge into expert advice Set yourself up for success Proof your pudding Compare to a superior work Reason about your errors Improve one thing at a time Quickly try again!
    3. Especially skills that help connect you with other people, like teaching, marketing, and selling.
    4. how to easily and quickly pick up competence in new skills that don’t light your fire
    5. How to kick ass at a new skill you’re not wildly passionate about