According to the laws of arrodynamics the bumblebee can't fly. But the bumblebee doesn't know that, so it just carries on flying around.
— Hiut Denim Co (@hiutdenim) December 28, 2016
German words that the English language desperately needs given the current political climate.
George Michael in 1990 describing the role of the media in manipulating people into cruelty and lack of compassion.
(via Sarah Kendzior)
This photo offers some much needed perspective. From Kottke’s post The year in photos 2016.
An animated video explains what the expression of an existential crisis really means.
Big thanks Jonathan Stark for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.
Has a client ever:
– Refused to send your last payment?
– Failed to provide you with timely feedback?
– Asked you to explain why something “took so long”?
– Demand that you endlessly change something that they specifically requested?
– Micromanaged, second-guessed, or generally disrespected your expertise?
Jonathan Stak has news for you:
Your clients aren’t the problem. The problem is that you bill for your work by the hour.
Your work is more valuable than your clients know, because you encourage them to focus on your time instead of your results. Measuring your work in hours worked is just as absurd as measuring it in pixels displayed, lines of code written, or cups of coffee consumed.
Jonathan considers it his mission in life to rid the earth of hourly billing and has published a book of essays on this subject. It is his sincere hope that it will help you convince your colleagues, your clients, and maybe even yourself that hourly billing is nuts (use coupon code SWISSMISS at checkout for 30% off).
Another beautiful video by the School of Life on how we hear a lot about how to speak well in public, but very little about how to learn the equally important art of listening properly to others.
“Those who have no shame have no honor.”
– Ethiopian proverb