In today’s world, where we are constantly connected, the office should be reconceived as a gathering place to communicate ideas and to reinforce personal bonds. Beyond that, employees should be given the respect, and the responsibility, to manage their own schedules and complete their work on their own time, from wherever they choose.
Questions are places in your mind where answers fit. If you haven’t asked the question, the answer has nowhere to go. It hits your mind and bounces right off. You have to ask the question – you have to want to know – in order to open up the space for the answer to fit.
Most companies are looking to “wow” with their products, when in reality what they should be looking for is an “of course” reaction from their users.
… as long as it doesn’t compromise the most important thing which is focus on the product. If they focus too much on- one signal might actually end up being that they end up launching an enterprise division. To me that would actually be a very worrisome sign. It would imply that they’re no longer actually paying attention at the user but at the buyer. Especially if the buyer and the user are two different people because enterprise by itself defines not the user but essentially an organizational institutionalized buyer. And that isn’t really something you optimize for. You shouldn’t optimize for that And those who do have fine businesses but they don’t change the world and they don’t stay on top for long which is really the crucial, crucial question here for Apple.
Jesus, Don, you used to love “no.” “No” used to make you hard.
– Roger Sterling
I’ve started over a lot, Lane, this is the worst part.
– Don Draper
I’m doing the most decent thing I could possibly do, Lane. I’m letting you resign.
– Don Draper
Freddy Rumsen: I can’t tell, ballerina; whether you’re ambitious or you just like to complain.
Peggy Olson: Why can’t I be both?
We are lonely but fearful of intimacy. Digital connections offer the illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship. We expect more from technology and less from each other
It’s hard; entrepreneurs are congenitally wired to be too early.
– Marc Andreessen