What’s the most critical factor in any business decision you’ll ever have to make? Basically, it boils down to this question: If this all crashes, will it bring the whole house tumbling down like a pack of cards?
You can be the greatest designer on the planet, have the most intriguing concepts out there, create wonderfully thought provoking experiences for your users, but if you type something like ‘I’ve been freelancing for a number off years’, you honestly look like a five year old.
There’s never really a great way to apologize, but there are plenty of terrible ways. If you’re at a coffee shop, and you spill coffee on someone by accident, what do you say? You’ll likely say “Oh my god, I’m so sorry!” When you mean it you say you’re sorry – it’s a primal response. You wouldn’t say “Oh my god, I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused!” But that’s exactly how most companies respond when they make a big mistake.
We’re not sure why the company bothered inventing Magsafe — surely if anyone in the US trips over a power cable, it flies out of the wall so fast no laptop could ever be pulled to the ground.
And when people aren’t allowed to be useful, they soon think that they’re useless
"What seems nasty, painful, evil can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind." - Henry Miller
Now that you’re safely home, unbox your new beauty and bask in its technological superiority. If you watch closely enough, you can witness your device depreciating.
News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress; all the rest is advertising,
I don’t care how good you are at programming, finding bugs, whatever. If you’re rude, or if you speak poorly to people who don’t understand your… quirks…. you will wind up being shunted to the side. No one wants to work with someone who makes them feel beat down all the time, or someone who they simply can’t understand, or someone whose reaction to every issue is to start wailing about the end of the world.
The human brain starts working
the moment you are born and
never stops until you stand up to
speak in public.
if you review your first site version and don’t feel embarrassment, you spent too much time on it
it’s not failure that companies need to avoid, but rather “failing expensively.”
When we played in Moscow at the Moscow Peace Festival back in ‘89 And we went on stage and were singing “Still Loving You” And a hundred-thousand Russians were singing along with a German band every word I think that was the moment for the inspiration for this song we’re gonna play for you now Even though the wind is blowing us right in the face many times I think, you know, there’s always hope Hope that we’ll stop killing each other, and someday we all live in peace together on this planet Here’s “Wind Of Change”
When people believe in boundaries, they become part of them.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.