Lives of quiet desperation and debt

I came across a quote that resonates so strongly that it is almost chilling. It is about the traps we build into our lives in the pursuit of things that don’t actually have all that much value to us.

“Freedom and responsibility aren’t given, they’re taken”

Seth Godin’s take on freedom and responsibility touch on a new theme for me: autonomous adults in the workplace. Something to ponder.

If you want capable teams, don’t boss them around

Bossy people don’t create capable teams, they create the functional equivalent of well trained German Shepherds. Don’t be that boss.

Structure stifles creativity

Here is a great quote from BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti about structure, autonomy and creativity: “If everyone is in some highly structured organization, it’s hard for anyone to be creative,” he says. “It’s hard for people to make new things without autonomy and freedom.” Read “How BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti Is Building A 100-Year Media Company” on […]

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