andrewducker + inspiration   42

Netflix Culture
Sounds like an inspiring place to work - if a little scary.
culture  business  management  leadership  productivity  inspiration  netflix 
august 2009 by andrewducker
Sincerely, John Hughes
Memories from a pen-pal. Absolutely touching.
JohnHughes  movies  writing  film  inspiration 
august 2009 by andrewducker
The Cult of Done Manifesto
Accept that everything is a draft. It helps to get it done.
Laugh at perfection. It's boring and keeps you from being done.
Failure counts as done. So do mistakes.
Done is the engine of more.
productivity  procrastination  philosophy  inspiration 
may 2009 by andrewducker
Where do you get your ideas?
Charles Stross talks about how Ideas aren't the hard part...
writing  ideas  inspiration  scifi 
april 2009 by andrewducker
The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination
The Harvard commencement speech given by JK Rowling. Worth reading for the bit on Amnesty International alone - but even better with the gay wizard joke...
inspiration  speech  jkrowling 
april 2009 by andrewducker
Unthinkable Futures
Or rather - remarkably unlikely ones. Some seem rather more likely than others though.
scifi  inspiration  trends  predictions 
january 2009 by andrewducker
Your idea sucks, now go do it anyway
Because, as it turns out, it's likely that your final version won't be what you set out to do in the first place.
technology  business  design  inspiration  ideas  innovation 
december 2008 by andrewducker
Improve Your Luck Scientifically
Consider chance opportunities: Lucky people regularly have them; unlucky people don't. To determine why, I gave lucky and unlucky people a newspaper, and asked them to tell me how many photos were inside. On average, unlucky people spent about two minutes on this exercise; lucky people spent seconds. Why? Because on the paper's second page -- in big type -- was the message "Stop counting: There are 43 photographs in this newspaper." Lucky people tended to spot the message. Unlucky ones didn't. I put a second one halfway through the paper: "Stop counting, tell the experimenter you have seen this and win $250." Again, the unlucky people missed it.
productivity  perception  inspiration  self-improvement 
november 2008 by andrewducker

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