Posts tagged development
Posts tagged development
So what did the designers at Google actually do not just to make their product so much more beautiful, but so much more beautiful than Facebook? Co.Design talked to Google+ lead designer Fred Gilbert to unpack the subtle brilliance behind their awesome redesign—a redesign that was completed in less than two months—and his notes are full of lessons that could hone the experience of almost any product.
DId you eat breakfast? It really is the most important meal of the day.
Startup words of wisdom.
The Entertainment Industry loves to portray bad bosses. Work takes up so much of a person’s time and is unfortunately a prominent cause in a character’s frustration. Here is a fun look at some terrible work situations from TV and Film. Take this as a personal guidebook on what to avoid when settling into a job.
If you have any more examples let us know and we will add them to the list!
The boss: Bill Lumbergh
The employee: Peter Gibbons
Bill Lumbergh: Hello Peter, whats happening? Ummm, I’m gonna need you to go ahead come in tomorrow. So if you could be here around 9 that would be great, mmmk… oh oh! and I almost forgot ahh, I’m also gonna need you to go ahead and come in on Sunday too, kay. We ahh lost some people this week and ah, we sorta need to play catch up.
To be a successful creative you have to make the time and do the hard work first.
The artist who works long hours in the day just to pay the bills still comes home at night and paints until she can’t keep her eyes open. The writer who has a family to look after does the work required to help them be happy and healthy and then writes from 1 am until 3 am each day in pursuit of his passion.
It’s the same story for entrepreneurs, designers, illustrators, film makers, photographers, craftspeople, and anyone else who creates.
Great employees are hard to find. There are lots of good employees, but a really great one is a rarity in the work world. Employees have to be reliable, diligent, easy to lead and easy to follow.
If you want to become a great employee try to include these traits into your work ethic.
We love being distracted. We have grown up on the internet and can’t help but drift towards Facebook anytime our browser is open. We love to feel busy. It is a false sense of productivity. If you’re “busy” all day then it can feel like a successful day whether you accomplished anything or not. We also love to multi-task. Unfortunately, we’re just not very good at it.
There is no finish line. So love the journey.
- David Weekly
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