habits

The secret of change is ...

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

~ Socrates

If you could give one tip for reaching heights in tech today, what would it be?

When asked, “If you could give one tip for reaching heights in tech today, what would it be?”, this was the initial response from Jonas Bonér, creator of Akka:

  • Work hard at minimizing your ego & attachment to identity
  • Learn deliberately, seek out weaknesses & work hard at them
  • Eliminate bad habits, replace them with good, one at a time
  • Read a lot, foundational stuff, not just latest hyped thing

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens (puke)

Yesterday I was at the bookstore, and I saw the next sign of the coming apocalypse: a book titled "Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens". I almost had to take action and destroy every copy on the bookshelf.

Instead, I've come up with at least two alternative titles for that book:

  • Seven Ways to Force Your Teenager to be an Adult
  • Seven Ways to Suck the Joy out of Childhood

Ugh, I can't do it ... I can't do it ... I was going to link to that book an Amazon, but I almost puked.