I’m defining pandering as using your perception of your customer’s wishes as an excuse to do work you’re not proud of. …

The reason you don’t have to pander is that you’re not in a hurry and you don’t need everyone to embrace you and your work.

Seth Godin, “You Don’t Have to Pander
As you can see, it is a dinosaur.

As you can see, it is a dinosaur.

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts.”
Roger Ebert, “I do not fear death
Cthulhu wrap, with Elder Signs and everything.

Cthulhu wrap, with Elder Signs and everything.

Ball joke.

Ball joke.

“Usually, things are done the way they’re done for good reasons. But sometimes, they’re only done that way because nobody has questioned it recently.”

The truth about the average human being is that, regardless of what he claims to want, he will avoid the difficult decisions and the undesirable tasks, even if they represent the path to the outcome or future he desires. The proven reality is that most people will change their desires, even their values, before they will change their behavior.

Now, the question we must face is, are we most people?

The Win Without Pitching Manifesto, by Blair Enns

We should be more cognizant of the reason we use the word “pay” to talk about what we do with our attention. Our attention is precious, and limited. We should dole it out only to the things that really matter. We should more freely part with our money.

“There falls a shadow, T.S. Eliot noted, between the conception and the creation. In the annals of innovation, new ideas are only part of the equation. Execution is just as important”
Walter Isaacson, in his biography Steve Jobs