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507 Mechanical Movements

14 month ago

nelson : 507 Mechanical Movements - Nice illustrations of machines

Turnspit Dog

15 month ago

nelson : Turnspit Dog - Extinct breed of work dog

VoiceBunny: Fast and professional voiceovers.

33 month ago

joshua : VoiceBunny: Fast and professional voiceovers.

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

38 month ago

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

45 month ago

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

48 month ago

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

51 month ago

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

52 month ago

deusx : walking desk v2

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

55 month ago

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

55 month ago

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

55 month ago

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

56 month ago

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

56 month ago

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

56 month ago

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

57 month ago

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

60 month ago

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)

62 month ago

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

62 month ago

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

63 month ago

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

64 month ago

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

64 month ago

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

64 month ago

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

65 month ago

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

65 month ago

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

Lessons Learned: Work in small batches

65 month ago

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. "

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