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  • Andy shared from Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive by Bruce Schneier
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  • Andy shared from The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
    In the best of worlds, the manuals would be written first, then the design would follow the manual.
  • Andy shared from The Seven-Day Weekend: Changing the Way Work Works by Ricardo Semler
    Companies hoping to recruit the best and the brightest must demonstrate that they trust their employees with the freedom to work anywhere. They must assume that they’re buying talent and dedication, not what the Brazilians call “butt-on-chair time.”
  • Andy shared from The Seven-Day Weekend: Changing the Way Work Works by Ricardo Semler
    Once you say what business you’re in, you create boundaries for your employees, you restrict their thinking and give them a reason to ignore new opportunities. “We’re not in that business,” they’ll say.
    Note: @RiverGlide this passage sounds very familiar
  • Andy shared from The Art Of Writing & Speaking The English Language Word-Study and Composition & Rhetoric by Sherwin Cody
    Force is attained in various ways, summarized as follows: 1. By using words which are in themselves expressive. 2. By placing those words in emphatic positions in the sentence. 3. By varying the length and form of successive sentences so that the reader or hearer shall never be wearied by monotony. 4. By figures of speech, or constant comparison and illustration, and making words suggest ten times as much as they say. 5. By keeping persistently at one idea, though from every possible point of view and without repetition of any kind, till that idea has sunk into the mind of the hearer and has been...
    Note: metaphor multiplies the value of a word ten-fold