The lesson then is that this is not the worst. You can think. You can do. You are not without agency here.
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Practice really hearingListen now | Getting inside of our users' heads provides context and evidence for the choices we make about what's actually in our control: the service…
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The end of year reckoning is often a punch to the gut, but it shouldn't be.
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Scipio's Villa and the Product Over TimeListen now (6 min) | I am resting at the country-house which once belonged to Scipio Africanus himself; and I write to you after doing reverence to his…
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We make up deadlines, sure; we make up year ends, too.
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It's Halloween 🦇 The Veil is ThinListen now (2 min) | Back in April I introduced Venerating the Grave UX (medium), which is about regularly “ritualizing” negative feedback. The idea is…
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"Don't let your imagination be crushed by life as a whole." - Our boy, Marcus.
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Goal-setting should be constrained to factors in your control: that is, pursue goals that best prepare that arrow’s trajectory.
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The Ol' College Try is the GoalListen now (2 min) | We idolize a project that is complete in design work. We don’t organize portfolios around failed experiments, incomplete products,…
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Adhering to design principles under pressureListen now (3 min) | When I meet with teams I’m sometimes asked to catch folks up on the progress of various feature requests in the system. I work pre…
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Fear of Missing OutListen now (4 min) | Design is a performance of smart people among smart people where it’s easy to conflate merit with your in/ability to solve the kin…
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The long-game of routine
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