Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives … every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.Carl Sagan

It’s in the doing that the idea comes.

Edmund Bacon

Remember that there are only three kinds of things anyone need ever do. (1) Things we ought to do (2) Things we’ve got to do (3) Things we like doing.

C.S. Lewis

There is a great satisfaction in building good tools for other people to use.

Freeman Dyson

What are you building?

I was digging through some old documents and came across a set of questions we asked ourselves before starting CoTweet.

When kicking off a new project, it’s important to set goals – and stick to them.

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“Leadership qualities” are not the qualities that enable people to attract followers, but those that enable them to do without them.

John Holt

Do Something. If it works, do more of it. If it doesn’t, do something else.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

10 Ways to Keep Your UI Out of the Way

It’s no great mystery that truly great user interfaces are the ones that are engineered to stay out of the way.

Staying out of the way’ means not distracting your users. Rather, good UIs let your users complete goals. The result? A reduction in training and support costs, and happier, satisfied and highly engaged users.

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A Culture of Cooperation

Even as our economy seems to be going down the tubes, social media is booming. Work is overflowing out of large agencies, but ego continues to dam it up. How can we open the floodgates? I propose a culture of cooperation.

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Write It Down

A month or so ago I decided to pick up some Field Notes Brand notebooks and start writing things down instead of trying to store them in my head.

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