Money or Customers – the Chicken or Egg of Today
What No One Tells You About Being Successful
Milton Friedman argued more than 50 years ago that businesses have a single purpose: to increase profits. Don’t be fooled by corporate values and friendly CEOs; this hasn’t changed a single bit.
It's Time to Step up and Take Responsibility for Terrorism
During the past four years I transitioned to a healthier lifestyle, and during this time I’ve learned a game-changing lesson. It goes like this: If you want something, you need to give something else up first.
The Most Effective Method of Freeing Up Your Time
As impactful as it is, terrorism is simple at its core: **cause fear**. When people fear dying the most, no manual is needed on how to proceed. And while statistics point to the decrease in terrorism since the 1970s, somehow it seems more relevant than ever.
How To Get Helpful Design Critique As A Sole Designer
Eight for sleep, eight for work, eight for you. This is how smart people recommend to slice your daily hours.
Time is the most valuable resource we have. It’s one of the few things you can’t make more of, no matter how hard you try. Or at least this is what we’re told. But you don’t need to be a genius to realise there is actually a way to make more time.
Best Way To Get Rid Of Meetings Today
Being the only designer in a company is challenging, but you do get to heavily shape a product, which is a big advantage. In larger companies, designers can only dream of shipping their work as often as you do.
Why It's Never Too Early to Leave Your Job
You know the feeling. Everyone is sitting around the table, discussing, debating, and coming up with ideas. Ideas flow and one hour later, the meeting concludes with a great action plan. Okay, I admit, this happens rarely. Actually, it never happens.
The Surefire Way to NOT Hire Good Designers
Being an adult and having a job is not a breeze. You've got to work hard. But there’s value in having to work hard for something, so I wouldn’t have it any other way. You have to be better than yourself every day, or someone else will replace you. You need to prove that you deserve to work where you do.
What to Gift Me This Year
In the past years I’ve been through my fair share of interviews, both good and bad. It’s interesting to see how different people approach interviews in different ways. I’ve tried the three-hour long marathons and the 20-minute quick chats.
Your Corporate Values Are Bullshit
As my birthday approaches, I get ready to answer the same daunting question I get asked every year. What do you want for your birthday? This is so stressful for me.
Most companies nowadays have a set of values, especially in the tech industry. While I support the idea, often times the implementation is shit.
How many companies in this world have integrity, teamwork, honesty, and positive intent at their heart? On paper, many. In real life, not so many.