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Infinite State: Rands In Repose
"This is why vacations are essential. They hold up the mirror and show how much energy you’re spending simply to achieve baseline steady state in your day." Yes, that.
holidays  careers  jobs  michaellopp  rands  work 
august 2013 by infovore
Rands In Repose: A Story Culture
"In this digitally distant world full of information that appears to only be moving faster and faster, you get to choose: how much will I consume and how much will I create?"
writing  narrative  creativity  rands 
february 2010 by infovore
Rands In Repose: Up to Nothing
"The moment I walk into a bookstore I remember what I love about them. They are an oasis of intellectual calm. Perhaps it’s the potential of all the ideas hidden behind those delicious covers. Or perhaps it’s the social reverence for the library-like quiet — you don’t yell in a bookstore, you’ll piss off the books." I never tire of linking to Michael Lopp.
rands  books  bookshops  calm  order  pace 
december 2009 by infovore
Rands In Repose: A Deep Breath
"An obsessive meeting schedule is an investment in the boring, but by defining a specific place for the boring to exist, you’re allowing every other moment to have creative potential. You’re encouraging the random and random is how you’re going to win. Random is how you’re going to discover a path through a problem that one else has found and that starts with breathing deeply." Oh. That's an interesting way of looking at it.
management  software  design  development  engineering  meetings  structure  rands  organization  strategy  business 
june 2009 by infovore
Rands In Repose: The Culture Chart
"I wasn’t concerned when Netscape started losing market share to Microsoft. I didn’t sweat it when the stock price stalled. The reason I started thinking about my next gig was, months before either of these two events occurred, one of the lunchtime bridge team left. The game stopped. The small group of four no longer spent a long lunch quietly, unknowingly defining the culture of the company and everyone who was watching noticed."
work  rands  culture  software  business  strategy  quality 
october 2008 by infovore

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