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  • David shared from Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    we are largely better at doing than we are at thinking,
    Note: Cc @morville
  • David shared from The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work by Scott Berkun
    Since WordPress.com is a service, it can be updated any time, day or night. The burden of deciding when to launch something is on the maker, not a marketer.
  • David shared from The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work by Scott Berkun
    The hope is that a resort in the woods or a trip to a special city will provide a fresh environment away from the daily routines, a change that stimulates new thinking. But they forget the most important thing that location cannot change: the company culture. No matter where they go, they take dozens of forgotten assumptions about how work is done along with them. The more an event is driven by the people in power, the more it will reinforce the status quo.
  • David shared from The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work by Scott Berkun
    No manager wants to bore people; they just can't help themselves, and the bureaucracies they work in make it worse.
  • David shared from The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work by Scott Berkun
    at all: Name tags Schedules Projectors Reading packets Forms Surveys Flip charts Most of the staples for the typical company retreat were nowhere to be found. Self-organization was assumed.
  • David shared from The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work by Scott Berkun
    What good is something that scales well if it sucks? Why is size the ultimate goal or even a goal at all?
  • David shared from The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work by Scott Berkun
    The goal of the town halls was to provide direct access to Mullenweg for everyone and to let him share any news. Sometimes it was about new partnerships. Other times it was about new people he'd hired. Any major milestones, press coverage, or other events he wanted to make sure we were aware of and understood would come up. He'd spend the first ten or thirty minutes with big news and then open the floor for Q&A. To support the remote nature of these town halls, they used a combination of remote cameras and IRC. Mullenweg would set up a webcam on his laptop, and the rest of us would join two different...
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David W. Gray