What I learned from Steve Jobs
1. Experts are clueless.
2. Customers cannot tell you what they need.
3. Jump to the next curve.
4. The biggest challenges beget best work.
5. Design counts.
6. Changing your mind is a sign of intelligence.
7. “Value” is different from “price.”
8. A players hire A+
Meetings are Toxic
They often include at least one moron who inevitably gets his turn to waste everyone’s timewith nonsense.
- Jason Fried and David Hansson from
No matter how far down the wrong road you have gone, turn back now.
Q: How many project managers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: That task is not in the WBS. Darkness is part of the
“programming in an OO language no more makes your code OO than driving a German car makes you German.”
We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil.
Last night I took a look Taichi Ohno's book Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production. In the first chapter he explains how he found out the Just-In-Time approach. According to his explanation Just-In-Time approach is reversed pulling system with synchronization by time. Don't you think that responsive design by Kent Beck could be watched