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The Work Experience

“40% of your effectiveness of leadership is driven by the ability to listen.”

“… The ability to listen to new ideas, the ability to listen to new voices, gives you the ability to adapt … it’s the number one quality besides competence.” — Nilofer Merchant on the Boss Level podcast. Highly recommend the rest of the podcast episode too for conversation on the gap between strategy and delivery […]

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Design

“It’s an error that makes good design look far easier and more replicable than it really is.”

“UX proponents tell tall tales about how good design really takes place. Bottom-up, evidentiary design implies that the designer is ultimately unnecessary, a mere facilitator who draws out a solution from the collective… And top-down, genius design becomes indistinguishable from salesmanship. As a result, design dissolves into other, more established disciplines like business intelligence, product […]

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Strategy

“Slowing down the growth”

“The faster a business grows the faster it dies also … We decided to put ourselves on a growth program … so all decisions from then on were made as if we were going to be here a hundred years from now. Slowing down the growth, saying no to a lot of opportunities and just […]

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Design

“Feedback is a gift”

I like this saying from Hyper Island. I came across it in this article if you’d like to nerd out on the design process.

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Design The Work Experience

“The fella whose never made a mistake has never made anything”

Ralph Affleck is king of the maker’s movement. Watch him in action for a beautiful dose of inspiration. Vintage Mill – Landline – ABC.

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The Work Experience

“You don’t fix culture with process.”

— David J Bland (@davidjbland) April 9, 2015