Always design for failure because success requires no further action.
A parent that does not prepare their child for their own absence has failed that child.
Think ahead when important, fuck around the rest of the time.
Revel less in being found to be right and more in being found to be wrong.
Just because you can not think of anything does not mean it has all been done before.
Patience for the sake of patience is wasteful.
If you come across an issue with more than two potential outcomes you are dealing with more than one issue.
If you can not change the answer then change the question.
The only valid reason to remember what happened yesterday is to make sure it does or does not happen again.
Someone just sent me an article about yellow/green cabs going broke.
I remember when Uber/Lyft/Via were new guys and the “traditional” cabs fought back; That made sense. I do have to wonder, however, after everyone started to love the “new way” of doing things and the business model became proven why continue to fight? Someone else did the risky part (proving the model and putting out the money to do so). Why not just let them do the hard work, copy them, leverage your huge, established fleet, and drive your competition out of business that way while making all the money you were already making plus more with this new system? These guys are the equivalent of old Mr. Jones on the corner yelling at kids who ride their bikes on the sidewalk. My city did eventually introduce Curb but it was too little, too late, and too much time was wasted… while continuing to fight a pointless and expensive war (both in money and time) they already lost.
I have always loved the following quote:
If you don’t cannibalize yourself, someone else will.
– Steve Jobs
I want to say “if this was handled right” but instead find myself saying “just fucking stop it, idiots.”
One day I hope to be old. I wonder how I will handle things then.