There’s been a good amount of chatter over Yahoo’s kibosh on telecommuting. They’ve called everyone back to the office. Work from here, or don’t work. Some people think it’s great. Others think it’s a move backwards. A few things stand out: Every workplace is different. Programmers who can be evaluated on productivity and lines of code may not … Continue reading Yahoo, telecommuting, focused work, and higher ed
Fred Wilson shares profound advice from his father about problem solving and subconscious information processing: “He explained that I should start working on a project as soon as it was assigned. An hour or so would do fine, he told me. He told me to come back to the project every day for at least … Continue reading Get started early. Let your mind get to work.
When our kid was just a few months old, everything was new and overwhelming. He couldn’t handle much stimulation or input for very long. He’d begin to get disorganized – flailing about and fussing. He couldn’t focus and his emotional state quickly went downhill. It doesn’t change much when we get older. Sure, we hide … Continue reading Life lessons from a three-month-old: time to refocus