Quotes

  1. I’ve learned that I’d rather be forgotten by a thriving world I helped create than remembered by one drowning in its own self-absorbed dysfunction.

  2. I actually think that my natural fit is somewhere in the middle, where it’s really about working with and through others. But it’s still about the work itself. It’s not about career goals. And it’s not about recruiting. It’s not about team structure and team health. It’s more what I used to understand as “creative direction,” which is now a loaded term with lots of different meanings.

  3. When you have 10 things to work on, each doesn’t make progress at 1/10th the speed; they make progress at a far lower rate because it costs so much energy to mentally switch between them.

  4. Work is not life’s product, but its currency. What we choose to buy with it is the ultimate project of living.

  5. The BofA app is pretty good, and in the short term we’re not going to build something 10x better at any one thing you can do with the BofA app. We’re building something that’s 2x better at 10 things.

  6. Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

  7. To stop designers and engineers from using slightly off hex values, ensure that the spectrum is easier to reference than the eyedropper tool.

  8. Let yourself really fail once in a while – not some tiny little mistakes here and there, but big, glaring, confidence-shaking, dark-night-of-the-soul-inducing failures. Understand that no one simply coasts from achievement to achievement. The most accomplished people in the world fail and fail big. That’s how they learn so much, grow so quickly, and become so interesting and wise.

  9. If you ask a surgeon for health advice, they will suggest surgery. If you ask startup brain for career advice, it will suggest scale. Instead of celebrating human-sized projects, startup brain only sees them as missed opportunities.

    But some of my favourite things on the internet are quirky, approachable and unashamedly imperfect – all qualities that disappear with scale.