Thursday, September 18, 2008

"The street finds its own use for things." William Gibson

"We are as gods and we might as well get good at it." Stewart Brand

"The nature of an innovation is that it will arise at the fringe where it can afford to become prevalent enough to establish its usefulness without being overwhelmed by the inertia of the orthodox system." Kevin Kelly

Today's image: E is for Elevation by Love, Loren. Great shot. Thanks for sharing.

Jason Fried shares his thoughts, Things We've Learned at 37Signals, wherein he makes 14 points, here's one...

6. Interruption is the enemy of productivity - when Jason and DHH were across the pond from each other they were super productive and they did work. When DHH moved to Chicago they got a lot less done. Proximity invites collaboration. Interruptions: tap on the shoulder with a question, required meetings, shouting someone’s name, “Hey Check this out”, phones & blackberry’s. Great quote: “Average work day has been traded in for work moments.” Most people get work done in the mornings or late at night. Not that there’s more work today - just that there’s less time in the daytime. Fragmented day is not a productive day. Strategy: on Thursdays nobody talks to each other. Passive collaboration instead of active collaboration. If someone is busy they can put it aside and come to it when they’re ready. Interruption points screw your days up.

Read Jason's entire post, a summary of his Web 2.0 presentation here. Kudos, Jason. Well done.

blog comments powered by Disqus