“ I decided that I would do my best in future not to write books just for the money. If you didn’t get the money, then you didn’t have anything. If I did work I was proud of, and I didn’t get the money, at least I’d have the work.
Every now and again, I forget that rule, and whenever I do, the universe kicks me hard and reminds me. I don’t know that it’s an issue for anybody but me, but it’s true that nothing I did where the only reason for doing it was the money was ever worth it, except as bitter experience. Usually I didn’t wind up getting the money, either. The things I did because I was excited, and wanted to see them exist in reality have never let me down, and I’ve never regretted the time I spent on any of them. ”
[via The Story of Telling]
“ Say what you need to say, then leave. Less is actually more, and the length of your speech or your document has nothing at all to do with your impact or your status. ”
“ È uno sforzo che deve partire dai vertici: se sento un mio dipendente al telefono e “scopro” che magari è uscito per andare a prendere i figli a scuola o intercetto una mia dipendente che sta lavorando da casa per conciliare lavoro e impegni familiari non mi deve dare “fastidio” perché so che sta lavorando sugli obiettivi che gli ho dato e che dovrà portarli a casa entro i tempi prestabili. Perché solo così lo premierò. In altri termini mi devo fidare di lui e della sua capacità di autodisciplinarsi. ”
Pietro Scott Jovane
“ If you’re a founding CEO, I believe that you are doing your company a disservice if you don’t fire yourself from your skill position. Your goal, crazy as it sounds, is to free up 50% of your time by constantly firing yourself from whatever skill position you’re playing. ”
Non vale solo per il founder CEO di una startup, può valere anche per un manager di un’azienda.
Soprattutto se non è una posizione di alto livello.
Rischiare di calarsi in una posizione operativa per esigenze contigenti può far perdere di vista l’insieme del progetto/prodotto/obiettivo, portando a non valorizzare correttamente tutto il lavoro speso per raggiungere il risultato.
Se non peggio…
“ If you find yourself creating something, and you don’t understand how it will be used, and you don’t plan on using it yourself, then it’s time to take a few steps back and reevaluate what you’re doing. ”
“ Web publishing is much, much more than print publishing with the web as a distribution network. As long as the old media treats the web as a pipe instead of an opportunity to modernize the way they publish, they’ll continue to be called “the old media”. ”
“ ”Nothing” is the most common response.
Do nothing until you do know the answer. Study and practice and wait for approval and then do something.
Which is fine (for a surgeon) but what happens most of the time? Most of the time there’s something that needs to be done where the answer is unknowable until you do it…
That’s what we’re waiting for you to do. ”
… perché decidere è decidere quando non si hanno tutte le informazioni, quando ci si mette in gioco per una scelta, perché si ha una visione… perché non si ha paura del rischio… o perché si ha paura del rischio, ma non scegliere è comunque una scelta, la peggiore…
“ The wettest, weirdest environment is human interaction. Whatever we build gets misunderstood, corroded and chronic, and it happens quickly and in unpredictable ways. That’s one reason why the web is so fascinating–it’s a collision between the analytic world of code and wet world of people. ”
“ I believe that open source is the most powerful invention of our generation. You see it applied to software, you see it applied to hardware; it blows it up. In every way you can imagine, it destroys everything that came before. It’s the most ultimate form of creative destruction. ”
“ Neither your opinion of what users should think, nor my opinion of what users should think, matters as much as what users actually do think. Be a scientist, not a priest. ”