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From the folks at Basecamp, a guide on how/when/why they use chat/face-to-face/e-mail/… when communicating. Below you’ll find a collection of general principles we try to keep in mind at Basecamp when communicating with teammates, within departments, across the company, and with the public. They aren’t requirements, but they serve to create boundaries and shared practices […]
Photo of the Clearleft offices. Andy Budd, part of Clearleft, shares some things he has come to believe over the years: You are not your user It’s often easier to break big problems down into smaller problems Sometimes you need to slow down to speed up Design can provide a huge amount of value to […]
The problem in business is we have lopsided metrics. We have a million-and-one metrics to measure someone’s performance, and negligible to no metrics to measure someone’s trustworthiness. 👉 You might know Simon from other videos such as Millennials (in the Workplace) or Why Leaders Eat Last. Totally worth your time.
Derek Sivers, on how to improve life, not by adding things but by subtracting things: The least successful people I know run in conflicting directions, are drawn to distractions, say yes to almost everything, and are chained to emotional obstacles. The most successful people I know have a narrow focus, protect themselves against time-wasters, say […]
UX studio, a Budapest based 30-person design company on how they plan their team retreats, how they keep the balance between fun activities and serious work during those retreats, etc: Every six months, our whole UX company travels to a remote location in Hungary’s countryside for two days to have fun and decide together about […]
Creating is easy. Shipping is the hard part, and countless companies never quite figure it out. Sure, they might release their software, but that’s not the same as shipping. No company is perfect, but it makes a big difference when they genuinely care. Shipping is about consistency. It’s regularly updated help documents. It’s responsive and […]
Reminds me of a few meetings/conversations I recently had 🙃 More quotes by Naval in this post: Navalism.
Frank Chimero was out of the loop for 3 years when it comes to developing websites. Coming back he was put off by the complexity of how things have gotten. Take layouting for example, where we went from tables to floats to flexbox to grid layout. [With Grid Layout] I’m reminded of the table layouts […]
Mike Cohn: The professional programmer brings his or her full brain, experience and creativity to the job. When asked to develop a feature, the professional thinks about it: Are there gaps in what was asked for? Are there alternative and better solutions? Will it lead to later problems? And then the professional has conversations with […]