Spotify didn’t implement the Spotify model by copying Spotify. Why do folks at other companies think they can implement the Spotify model by copying Spotify?

Much of bad design isn’t bad design — it’s work done without design. Somebody had to fulfill a commitment and there was no time to think or room to change course. The way companies make commitments is the first design problem. It constrains everything afterward.

Большая проблема!

Я постоянно представляю себе ситуации, в которых глухих, поверхностно относящихся и иронично-обесценивающе относящихся к теме en causa людей я пытаюсь убедить в полезности и ценности чего-то ценного в долгосрочной перспективе, многогранного и наблюдаемого как в плоскости архитектуры, так и в плоскости эстетики и интуиции. И частенько ввязываюсь в такие ситуации.

We tend to grossly overestimate the pleasure brought forth by new experiences and underestimate the power of finding meaning in current ones.

What happens if you pursue happiness through travel? It doesn’t work. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t travel! Just be aware: it’s not a solution to your existential despair. You’ll feel it anywhere you go. A new place just delays it. For a bit.

Silence can mean:

  • I agree
  • I strongly disagree
  • I am indifferent
  • I am out of town
  • I am having technical problems
  • I don’t know how to address this sensitive issue
  • I am busy with other things
  • I did not notice your question
  • I did not realize that you wanted a response

A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. The inverse proposition also appears to be true: a complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be made to work.

John Gall

В технологии доминируют два типа людей: те, кто разбираются в том, чем не они управляют, и те, кто управляет тем, в чём они не разбираются.

Living in Russia, you learn to be constantly disappointed but not surprised

Спеши насладиться человеком прежде, чем потеряешь эту радость

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation

Учитель должен готовить ученика к будущему ученика, а не к прошлому учителя

Ричард Хэмминг

Never stop being a good person because of bad people

Порядок — это форма устойчивых граней хаоса

The more you do, the more mistakes

Whatever is rejected from the self, appears in the world as an event

Master plans have two additional unhealthy characteristics. To begin with, the existence of a master plan alienates the users…

After all, the very existence of a master plan means, by definition, that the members of the community can have little impact on the future shape of their community, because most of the important decisions have already been made.

In a sense, under a master plan people are living with a frozen future, able to affect only relatively trivial details.

When people lose the sense of responsibility for the environment they live in, and realize that they are merely cogs in someone else’s machine, how can they feel any sense of identification with the community, or any sense of purpose there?

Книги, которые я рекомендую

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Места, которые я рекомендую

Nordic House

Шри Ланка, Hikkaduwa, Colombo — Galle road


Таиланд, Samui, Lamai

Central Perk

Россия, Пермь, Екатерининская, 88

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