All posts by ajohnson

Links: 8-10-2018

  • EX-99.1
    Quote: "One common pitfall for large organizations – one that hurts speed and inventiveness – is “one-size-fits-all” decision making. Some decisions are consequential and irreversible or nearly irreversible – one-way doors – and these decisions must be made methodically, carefully, slowly, with great deliberation and consultation. If you walk through and don’t like what you see on the other side, you can’t get back to where you were before. We can call these Type 1 decisions. But most decisions…
    (categories: decision-making amazon bezos management thinking prioritization )

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  • The hotel bathroom puzzle | Alec Nevala-Lee
    Quote: "When simple things need instructions, it is a certain sign of poor design.” And that’s as true of stories as of sinks. Whenever a movie gives us an introductory scroll of text, a lingering shot of a sign, or a chyron to explain where we are or how much time has passed, it signals that the underlying problem hasn’t really been solved. If you want to find the right answer, you have to start by asking the right question. And then you can soak in the tub until you’ve figured it out—as long a…
    (categories: design usability engineering problemsolving )

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  • Keep The Degree Of Difficulty Down – AVC
    Quote: "I have sat through numerous pitches where I am listening to the founder explain their technology and go to market plan and I think “this is going to be a reverse triple somersault with two twists in pike and there is no way they are going to land it.” I’ve sat through similar pitches… all inside companies though. Also, ".. doing the easier things perfectly thousands of times instead of the hard thing just once."
    (categories: simplicity risk strategy )