"Absorb what is useful. Discard what is not. Add what is uniquely your own."
"When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way."
"Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."
"I asked him if he would come up with a few options. And he said, “No. I will solve your problem for you. And you will pay me. An you don’t have to use that solution. If you want options, go talk to other people. But I’ll solve your problem for you the best way that I know how. And you use it or not. That’s up to you. You’re the client. But you pay me.” And there was a clarity about the relationship that was refreshing."
Usage is like oxygen for ideas. You can never fully anticipate how an audience is going to react to something you’ve created until it’s out there.
"Don’t be a gatekeeper. Don’t go into a problem assuming that you can or should be the final line of defense between good and bad. It isn’t enough, and after a while you’ll probably hate it. Strive for a more robust solution. Work to make it so that the organization you are a part of cares about the things you care about. Work so that in the future, even if you’re going to slack a little, you’d still feel confident that nothing too terribly bad was going to happen."
"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."
"In every bad meeting there is usually (…) one person with the power to end it, or redesign it."
"When you take a job take a long look at the people you’re going to be working with — because the odds are you’re going to become like them, they are not going to become like you."
Don’t be a slave to “The Process.” You’re not trying to be the best at Lean UX, you’re trying to build the best product. There are two rules when it comes to working within Lean, Agile, Waterfall or any process framework:
Rule #1: Know the rules.
Rule #2: Know when to break the rules.
Lean does not work for every company or every product or every situation. It’s not a magic bullet for success. Lean UX principles are tools. They’re good tools. But they shouldn’t be the only tools in your toolbox. Choose the best one for the job at hand.
"Innovation consciously rejects the standard option box and cultivates an appetite for thinking wrong"
"I never decide if an idea is good or bad until I try it. So much of what gets in the way of things being good is thinking that we know. And the more that we can remove any baggage we’re carrying with us, and just be in the moment, use our ears, and pay attention to what’s happening, and just listen to the inner voice that directs us, the better. But it’s not the voice in your head. It’s a different voice. It’s not intellect. It’s not a brain function. It’s a body function, like running from a tiger."
"As coisas que você sabe são realmente as mais perigosas, porque a partir do momento que você as sabe, você pára de se questionar a respeito."