Oversimplified: Volume 122
Finding your swagger, the poverty of compromise, and organizing launch weeks
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Extremely candid, and lots of lessons to learn: “When you lose your swagger, you lose yourself. When you lose yourself, you need to spend time alone. When you spend time alone, you are left with nothing but yourself. And only from there can you find yourself, and your swagger, again.”
I like the idea of “launch weeks” quite a bit. Especially considering I work at a fellow open-source, technical product, I came away from this post with more than a few ideas to steal.
If you’re in a situation where person A has idea X and person B has idea Y, they often come up with a compromise, which is theory Z. However, we shouldn’t be surprised when theory Z proves not to work, because neither person ever thought it was the best idea in the first place.
Let the annual posts roll in. I enjoyed scrolling through the user experience design trends outlined in this report from UX Collective.
Always excellent, enjoy this annual round-up from Tom Whitwell.
Food for Thought
“Not every problem needs to be overcome, just the ones stopping you from getting where you want to be.” — Ann Hill
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