10 ways smart people work less and get more done
less people on team means less distraction, less overhead communication, and can be more focus at important things.
Double duty for even just a few hours didn't work. I was making mistakes in my code, I was getting frustrated with both work and the baby, and as ashamed as I am to admit it, a few times I yelled at the baby "WHAT DO YOU NEED?!" I'll never forgive myself for the times I got so frustrated with the baby. What he needed was his dad. Changes were needed
When they are told that “[Mom or Dad] is at work when they are in their office,” kids are able to delineate that even though Mom or Dad is in the house, they are not available for playtime.
I hope you are inspired to start your own side project, and that you have learned not only how to choose a project, but also how to manage your time throughout the process.
The possibilities are endless, and there are always new places to visit and exciting goals to achieve. The world is an amazing place, and I hope everyone gets a chance to see it.
Your product will never be ready. It’ll never be bug-free. Your product will never have five-star reviews from all users and perfect 10s for NPS surveys. There will always be improvements to be made, better interfaces to develop, better copy to implement.
I’ll tell you a secret about designers: 90 percent (or more) of what they actually put down on paper, or a Photoshop canvas, isn’t that great.
“The funny thing is, knowing someone’s not working is way easier in a remote company. There’s no output. It’s more evident to your teammates if you’re not producing anything.”
As Zuckerberg recalls, the board asked him, " ‘You’re going to spend how many billions of dollars on this? And how is this going to make money?’ And I said, ‘Well, I don’t have a direct plan now, but I just believe that if we connect these folks it will be good. And it will help those economies grow. And those people have better lives. And I think some portion of that will come back to us over some period of time.’ "
A personal favorite: priorities vs. urgencies. We’ve all had the conversation where someone says “but we need this,” or “I know this is a must-have.” The problem with these sorts of statements is that they’re rarely backed by real evidence. They sound authentic, but are often just someone’s opinion disguised as that of another. When it comes to time management, constantly responding to urgencies can be a major time suck.
Never complain, explain or apologize. If you do any of these things then you didn’t do your job correctly.
This is a story about little hacker found his way to do something he passionated
No one says they don’t have time to meditate because they need to scroll down Facebook and Instagram to “like” various items, but that may be what’s happening.
I remember going to the interview at Conde and my boss-to-be asking me why, with four years of experience and running the design team where I was, would I want to go back to being an intern? (on an intern’s salary and no promise of a role after 6 months). My answer was simple: I had never designed a website before and was fascinated by how a PSD becomes a live website!
Ok, i am not really agree with 'sleep very little' since your body need take a rest too.
Okay, let’s see what we’ve got here. Sleep very little. Avoid unnecessary social interactions. Eliminate time-wasting technology. Eschew meetings.
The goal, according to Stewart Butterfield, Slack’s co-founder and chief executive, is to transform Slack from a messaging app into something even more central to people’s jobs — a chat-based control panel for the modern workplace.
It’s not always easy for me to wake up, but I’ve learned to love mornings. By 9:30am most days I’ve had an hour of productive work, showered and dressed, walked two miles, had breakfast, and enjoyed two cups of coffee.
Smart notifications will feel more like a note from your assistant or another human being. Contrast that with a system notification which appears as a little bell icon on the top of your screen. Should they merge? Should they have the same packaging? Should products have a personality?
Like many web professionals, my first instinct was to work longer hours – to come in to the office early, stay late, and to give up some of my weekend time. While this certainly helped me get more work done, I quickly realized it was not something I could sustain without eventually burning out. I knew that if this was going to work, I had to find a way to be more productive within the hours I had available to me.
Whenever we’re talking with someone who’s providing a service for us and we’re unhappy with how it’s [not] working and/or we’re faced with the person or the team who is responsible for handling support, why not try to handle it in a respectful, tactful way?
No doubt you are an awesome programmer.
Heck you probably aced all 12 steps of the Simple Programmer Test!
Yet despite all this, you still frustrate your boss and probably don’t even know it.
Here’s five ways I discovered I was frustrating my bosses and what I should have been doing instead.
I wish people would write more… In the future, we would have a better understanding of what people are thinking now. I’m very glad that I’ve been doing my blog for 15 years. I can go back to 2002 and get a feel for what it was like to build websites. Back then we thought X was true or hadn’t even considered Y. You forget these things. Having these written records—not of anything important or groundbreaking—but just the day-to-day. The boring stuff. That’s actually what’s most interesting over time.
I decided to run a creative experiment. No permanent apartment, one piece of luggage, and a lot of traveling — from country to country, spending my time with the people I care about, in creative environments, writing, editing, speaking, getting to know people I always wanted to meet, meeting people that I never thought I would get to know. Working from coffee shops and AirBnB places, in remote areas where I would find myself offline quite a lot of time — in just the right environment to get things done. Uninterrupted, undisturbed, heavily inspired by surroundings and the atmosphere around you.
You need each of these products to try to fight for their space, their time with you. The iPhone has to become so great that you don't know why you want an iPad. The iPad has to be so great that you don't know why you why you want a notebook. The notebook has to be so great, you don't know why you want a desktop. Each one's job is to compete with the other ones.
Therein lies the problem: Those are some big dreams, and they have very little in common with my employer's dreams. I can do my best to find the overlap, but it's the side signing the paychecks that gets the final say. Eventually the tension became too great, and something had to give. So I gave up the job.
I say, screw the gatekeepers! Thanks to the internet, you don’t need to let these people stop you from doing the things you want to do, like learning to program.
The question remains: Is the quality of available online education good enough to replace that of a formal education?
Nice write up for finding bug at facebook, report it, and getting rewards as bug hunter
As remote worker, i never tought about this before :/
Organizations are building "distributed teams" because they have realized that the talent pool is global, and they're missing out on great candidates otherwise. Did they stop there, forgetting that their competition for that talent pool is also global? Are they really offering salaries designed to compete only with employers local to the candidate?
Brands think we’re too small to sponsor, but fans think we’re too big for donations. I’ve never had more than a couple thousand dollars in my bank account at once. My Instagram account has 340,000 followers, but I’ve never made $340,000 in my life collectively.
About pages are hard. You have one page to summarize who you are, what you do, and how you’re different in a clear, concise, and confident way.
“Ionic and WordPress have many parallels,” says Scott Bolinger of AppPresser, creators of Reactor. “Ionic has become a gateway to app development, similar to how WordPress is a gateway to web development. It’s so easy to create great apps that it makes you want to dig deeper.”
Programming is one of those great professions where we get to wear jeans and t-shirts and beards to work every day. It’s supposed to be fun. You can do unbelievable things with code – things that literally change the world.
Employees are useful as long as companies are profitable – but as soon as their productivity doesn’t support the bottom line, they become disposable. Take Twitter: Last year, workplace ranking site Glassdoor named it one of the best places to work. Last month, the company said it was laying off 8 per cent of its work force.