“Perché gli uffici sono una specie di pantano, soprattutto per la creatività, ci sono riti distruttivi e ripetitivi che uccidono le idee. Quelle vengono altrove, in altri momenti. Al cinema, passeggiando, mangiando un gelato, stando con il proprio partner. L’ufficio non è fonte di creatività.”
“come faccio a dire a mia moglie che quando guardo alla finestra, io sto lavorando?”
“Dedicato a tutti quelli che mi hanno fatto notare, in questi giorni, quanta differenza c’è tra il nostro milione di euro (voglio essere audace: ci arriveremo, credo e spero, per la Giornata della Sla) e i cento milioni di dollari a cui arriveranno in America. C’è una differenza fondamentale, tra noi e l’America. Quella differenza siete voi, patetiche teste di cazzo.”
“The most common trap here is the early iOS app which gets some buzz. All of a sudden, the founders hear “When are you building for Android?” The natural, enthusiastic response to sincere requests of the Android chorus is to go ahead and build for Android and seek more downloads, more growth, more revenue. I have a different view though. The proper response is: “No. Buy an iPhone.””
“The basic physics is simple enough for even a congressman to understand.”
“If you want to be more productive and creative, and to have more energy, the science dictates that you should partition your day into project periods. Your social networking should be done during a designated time, not as constant interruptions to your day.”
“This is the mind-wandering mode, making connections among things that we didn’t previously see as connected.”
“But the insight that led to them probably came from the daydreaming mode. This brain state, marked by the flow of connections among disparate ideas and thoughts, is responsible for our moments of greatest creativity and insight, when we’re able to solve problems that previously seemed unsolvable.”
“For every hour of YouTube video you watch, there are 5,999 hours of new video just posted!”
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