Gmail’s Inbox has me thinking about my email as a task list, now more than ever. I’m trying out this new way of managing my messages now. I’m having fun with the UI on my phone, and the new terminology. I can “sweep” bunches of emails into a “done” pile, now. It’s just so much more satisfying than […]
Here’s an insightful article. It’s a previously unpublished 1959 essay by Isaac Asimov on creativity. It speaks to the reality of working with teams of intelligent and talented people.
I was fortunate enough to have been recently invited to participate in some early product discussions for a new application Hearst may be working on for Google’s Glass. It’s all very hush-hush, but I think it’s ok to share this much. I haven’t had access to the new hardware, so I did a mockup for […]
Clarifying a goal is equivalent to identifying distractions. Everything is a distraction until the goal is defined, right?
Eliminating options is the work of creation. A blank canvas, a lump of clay, a business opportunity: each offers a set of options. Each detail filled in, or carved away, is a choice. To choose is to discard other options. As options are discarded, the work is revealed.
I want to see shooting stars. Literally. The price is sleep. Last night sleep won. There will be other nights. But like the article says, the best time is right now. That’s true for so many things, right?