2021-10-10No Comments

Be Brave

"Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?” he heard his own voice saying, small and far away. And his father’s voice replied to him. “That is the only time a man can be brave.”

A Song of Ice and Fire — George R.R. Martin

2021-09-12No Comments

A man…

A man can only lead when others accept him as their leader, and he has only as much authority as his subjects give to him.

The Well of Ascension – Brandon Sanderson

2021-09-07No Comments

Why learn anything?

School is shortened, discipline relaxed, philosophies, histories, languages dropped, English and spelling gradually gradually neglected, finally almost completely ignored. Life is immediate, the job counts, pleasure lies all about after work. Why learn anything save pressing buttons, pulling switches, fitting nuts and bolts?

Fahrenheit 451 — Ray Bradbury

2021-08-24No Comments

It is a well known fact

To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

2021-07-09No Comments

Progressive Summarization

To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy — Douglas Adams

2021-06-29No Comments

It’s the Grounds

“I’m not going to ride on a magic carpet!” he hissed. “I’m afraid of grounds!” “You mean heights,” said Conina. “And stop being silly.” “I know what I mean! It’s the grounds that kill you!”

Sourcery – Terry Pratchett

2021-06-28No Comments

Hacking is important

A healthy product company is, confusingly, one at odds with itself. It has a healthy part that is attempting to normalize and to create predictability, but it needs another part that is tasked with building something new that is going to disrupt and eventually destroy that normality. Failure to create some form of predictability will result in chaos. Failure to create some sort of well-maintained barbaric chaos inside the company guarantees that a fast-moving, ambitious, risk-taking, and ruthless someone else—someone outside the company—will invade, because they know what you forgot: hacking is important.

Managing HumansMichael Lopp

If you read one book about management in your life, let it be this one.

2021-06-20No Comments

Wisdom

I could not bring myself to believe that if knowledge presented danger, the solution was ignorance. To me, it always seemed that the solution had to be wisdom. You did not refuse to look at danger, rather you learned how to handle it safely.

The Naked Sun – Isaac Asimov

2021-06-15No Comments

A Philosopher

What’s a philosopher? said Brutha. “Someone who’s bright enough to find a job with no heavy lifting,” said a voice in his head.

Small Gods – Terry Pratchett

2021-06-11No Comments

Being in charge

Being in charge isn’t about doing anything—it’s about making certain that other people do what they’re supposed to! Delegation, my friend. Without it, we would have to bake our own bread and dig our own latrines!

The Hero of Ages – Brandon Sanderson

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