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Okke van der Wal @okkevdwal
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Recently finished the new book by @dhh and @jasonfried ‘It Doesn’t Have To Be Crazy At Work’. Absolutely a must-read with plentiful advice on how to be a better company by being more ethical, more responsible and more people friendly.basecamp.com/books/calm

My favourite parts:
@dhh @jasonfried “Lots of companies are driven by comparisons in general. Not just whether they’re first, second, or third in their industry, but how they stack up feature for feature with their closest competitors. Mark Twain nailed it: “Comparison is the death of joy.” We’re with Mark.”
@dhh @jasonfried “One way we push back against this at Basecamp is by writing monthly “Heartbeats.” Summaries of the work and progress that’s been done and had by a team, written by the team lead, to the entire company.”
@dhh @jasonfried “The fact is that the higher you go in an organization, the less you’ll know what it’s really like. It might seem perverse, but the CEO is usually the last to know. With great power comes great ignorance.”
@dhh @jasonfried “You just can’t bring your A game to every situation. Knowing when to embrace Good Enough is what gives you the opportunity to be truly excellent when you need to be.”
@dhh @jasonfried “Becoming a calm company is all about making decisions about who you are, who you want to serve, and who you want to say no to. It’s about knowing what to optimize for. It’s not that any particular choice is the right one, but not making one is definitely the wrong one.”
@dhh @jasonfried I could have shared a lot more quotes, but I’d just advise you to read the book! basecamp.com/books/calm
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