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  • Shawn shared from Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites by Peter Morville, Louis Rosenfeld
    We shape our buildings: thereafter they shape us. — Winston Churchill
    Note: True, true, true
  • Shawn shared from ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
    When you treat people like children, you get children’s work. Yet that’s exactly how a lot of companies and managers treat their employees. Employees need to ask permission before they can do anything. They need to get approval for every tiny expenditure. It’s surprising they don’t have to get a hall pass to go take a shit.
  • Shawn shared from ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
    Hire managers of one Managers of one are people who come up with their own goals and execute them. They don’t need heavy direction. They don’t need daily check- ins. They do what a manager would do— set the tone, assign items, determine what needs to get done, etc.—but they do it by themselves and for themselves.
    Note: Become a Manager Of One
  • Shawn shared from ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
    When you think about it, the true cost of meetings is staggering. Let’s say you’re going to schedule a meeting that lasts one hour, and you invite ten people to attend. That’s actually a ten-hour meeting, not a one-hour meeting. You’re trading ten hours of productivity for one hour of meeting time. And it’s probably more like fifteen hours, because there are mental switching costs that come with stopping what you’re doing, going somewhere else to meet, and then resuming what you were doing beforehand.
    Note: Meetings are toxic.
  • Shawn shared from ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
    You don’t make a great museum by putting all the art in the world into a single room. That’s a warehouse. What makes a museum great is the stuff that’s not on the walls. Someone says no. A curator is involved, making conscious decisions about what should stay and what should go. There’s an editing process. There’s a lot more stuff off the walls than on the walls. The best is a sub-sub-subset of all the possibilities.
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