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Highlights 2020: Week 18
Bad writing, house fires and communion
Few people realize how badly they write. Nobody has shown them how much excess or murkiness has crept into their style and how it obstructs what they are trying to say.
William Zinsser, On Writing Well
This. Hits. Home.
71. To maximize opportunities, seek and master the complicated. The major solutions you find will be surprisingly simple, and the competition is minimal.
Our communion with Him is to become a blazing fire, a perpetual ecstasy. These strong words will sound strange and exaggerated only to those who have not tasted that the Lord is good. They may have studied and read, but they have not drunk deeply.
Thomas Dubay, The Fire Within
I’ve had moments of this, but want more! (Ok, so “moments” is mutually exclusive with the word “perpetual”… see the Zinsser quote above)
When you have two feature ideas with the same ROI, it's best to prioritize the smaller scope idea higher because it takes less time to implement.
Dan Olsen, The Lean Product Playbook
The fundamental assumption here is, you can figure out what is more valuable to the customer. I don’t think that’s always the case…
Who can put out the fire when all the house is in flames?
St. John Bosco, The Forty Dreams of John Bosco
Exponential growth is a bear.