Three different definitions of retirement and the resulting confusion Early Retirement Extreme: ...

4/09/2011 @ 15:00 UTC

philgyford : Three different definitions of retirement and the resulting confusion Early Retirement Extreme: — when more time > more money - I'm not sure how accurate or generalisable this is, but I like the suggested generational distinctions between what "retirement" means.

Married and moving to Hollywood

20/02/2011 @ 15:00 UTC

philgyford : Married and moving to Hollywood - I just like John August's suggestions on how to maintain a good relationship if you both move somewhere because one of you has a new, all-consuming new job.

You Can't Innovate Like Apple — Pragmatic Marketing

18/11/2010 @ 12:00 UTC

philgyford : You Can't Innovate Like Apple — Pragmatic Marketing - About how Apple designs products, but particularly for the bit about designing 10 very finished designs, and the brainstorm/production meetings. (via @paulpod)

Chad Dickerson on scaling startups

6/08/2010 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Chad Dickerson on scaling startups - specifically, how to scale an engineering-driven culture

philgyford : Scaling startups - Chad Dickerson on how to grow while maintaining a startup culture. Hire well, IRC, deploy very frequently, experiment, love engineers, external transparency, embrace failure. (via Waxy)

Rod Begbie : Scaling startups - Lots of great points to think about when building a tech startup. Not enough founders consider company culture early enough. [via#

walking desk v2

20/07/2010 @ 18:00 UTC

deusx : walking desk v2

The scariest pricing idea ever. That works. | The Freelancery

20/04/2010 @ 23:00 UTC

deusx : The scariest pricing idea ever. That works. | The Freelancery - "Call it ‘fill-in-the-blank’ invoicing. Or ‘pay what you want’ pricing. The notion is, you do the work first, then let the client decide how much to pay for it."

How to Have a Productive First Week in a New Job as a Remote Employee

18/04/2010 @ 21:00 UTC

deusx : How to Have a Productive First Week in a New Job as a Remote Employee - "One of the most difficult periods in any job is the first few weeks, while you are getting to know your team, the company and your new job. It can be a difficult time for any employee, but it can be even more difficult for employees who are working

Unrealistic, dithering academics jeopardizing the futures of humanities students

7/04/2010 @ 00:00 UTC

WillPate : Unrealistic, dithering academics jeopardizing the futures of humanities students - "As a profession, we are enrolling too many Ph.D. students, we have been doing so for decades, we spend far too long in guiding them to their degrees, and we then consign them to a dysfunctional job market."

Youngistan

3/04/2010 @ 01:00 UTC

WillPate : Youngistan - "India will add 120 million people of working age over the next decade...China, on the other hand, will add only 19 million people in the same period"

Evolving Web: Scotch, Apples and Time to Think

17/03/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

deusx : Evolving Web: Scotch, Apples and Time to Think - "Sometimes walking away from the computer is the best way to use the computer."

5 reasons why your company should be distributed « toni.org

11/03/2010 @ 19:00 UTC

deusx : 5 reasons why your company should be distributed « toni.org - "Your employees will love it ... You can hire great people wherever you find them ... You will use better communication tools ... You can still be social ... Your offices will be more fun"

FreelanceSwitch Hourly Rate Calculator

24/02/2010 @ 22:00 UTC

philgyford : FreelanceSwitch Hourly Rate Calculator - Helps you work out how much you need to charge to cover your expenses and desired profit. Although that doesn't necessarily bear much relation to the market. (via Haddock)

IT Jobs Watch, Tracking the IT Contractor Job Market

20/11/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

philgyford : IT Jobs Watch, Tracking the IT Contractor Job Market - Tracks rates offered for different categories of IT jobs in the UK (permanent as well as contract).

Legally required paid annual leave around the world, in days (05wwln.400.690.jpg)

22/09/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

philgyford : Legally required paid annual leave around the world, in days (05wwln.400.690.jpg) - Although some US states do have legal minimums apparently (via Haddock)

Netflix Reviews | Glassdoor.com

10/09/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

philgyford : Netflix Reviews | Glassdoor.com - Comments from Netflix employees, a good counterpart to that impressive presentation about company culture that went round a few weeks ago. (via Haddock)

Work Excuses 1 Thru 200

13/08/2009 @ 06:00 UTC

deusx : Work Excuses 1 Thru 200 - "Please fell free to use any of the excuses listed below. And Employers, please stay out of here, unless you have something to add! We don't need you knowing how we came up with our latest excuse!"

netflix's culture guide

4/08/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

joshua : netflix's culture guide - really awesome. how to hire and run and motivate. i notice that every thing they say not to do was done at yahoo.

philgyford : Netflix - Reference Guide on our Freedom & Responsibility Culture - Interesting readable presentation about Netflix's culture. Although I haven't worked in a company for years, I'm fascinated by this kind of thing. (via Kottke)

Rod Begbie : Netflix: Freedom & Responsibility Culture - Really interesting presentation deck leaked(?) from Netflix, covering their workplace culture. Some incredibly smart and inspiring stuff. Apparently, they let go with a generous severance package anyone who fails the question: "Which of my people, 
if t [via#

Maker's schedule

29/07/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

nelson : Maker's schedule - Cogent explanation of why meetings are bad for programmers

Jeremy Zawodny : Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule - Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule: yes, Paul gets it totally right here

philgyford : Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule - Seems so obvious now it's been put into words. If I have a meeting in a morning or afternoon I know that half of the day will be a right-off for all other useful work. (via Daring Fireball)

Take 18 Minutes to Keep Your Days on Track - Time management - Lifehacker

24/07/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

deusx : Take 18 Minutes to Keep Your Days on Track - Time management - Lifehacker - "Basically, you'll start the day off right by grabbing a sheet of paper and writing down the goals which you can realistically accomplish that day. The important part is to immediately assign time slots to those tasks by order of importance and

No Machine Can Do My Job As Resentfully As I Can | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

30/06/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

deusx : No Machine Can Do My Job As Resentfully As I Can | The Onion - America's Finest News Source - "In today's increasingly mechanized world, where the bottom line so often takes precedence over human considerations, the working man never knows how long it will be before he is replaced by a machine. It's no secret that some in management

Flickr: gruntzooki's stuff tagged with perfectphrasesfordifficultsitautionsatwork

21/06/2009 @ 12:00 UTC

philgyford : Flickr: gruntzooki's stuff tagged with perfectphrasesfordifficultsitautionsatwork - This looks like a manual for Pretend Office.

Lessons Learned: Work in small batches

16/06/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

deusx : Lessons Learned: Work in small batches - "Software should be designed, written, and deployed in small batches.Small batches mean faster feedback. Small batches mean problems are instantly localized. Small batches reduce risk. Small batches reduce overhead. "

The Old New Thing : You can tell which people listed blogging as a performance review goal

7/05/2009 @ 05:00 UTC

wearehugh : The Old New Thing : You can tell which people listed blogging as a performance review goal - i dunno. my "this week in html 5" articles are a part of my performance review. so is "speaking at conferences." i'm a developer advocate; this is what i do. of course, i don't blog fluff or filler, and i don't go to shi

Simple online time tracking, timesheet and reporting software: Harvest

27/04/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

philgyford : Simple online time tracking, timesheet and reporting software: Harvest - I've never used any of these kinds of sites I post but they all sound interesting in a productivity porn kind of way. (via Haddock)

Find and Advertise Desk Space to Rent - Desk Space Genie

27/04/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

philgyford : Find and Advertise Desk Space to Rent - Desk Space Genie - What it says. Useful.

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