Slamet Hendry

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Performance objectives

“In my career, I have enjoyed more when there was no financial motive attached. I have seen the worst in people and teams come out when they compete against each other. I have the same feeling towards promotions tied to performance. People tend to pick work that gives them the best shot at promotion rather than something they enjoy and good for the company in the long run.”

~ Dhruva Krishnamurthy

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Tomorrows will run out

“Most of us live with the stubborn idea that we’ll always have tomorrow to do our most important and valuable work. We fill our days with frantic activity, bouncing from task to task, scrambling to make deadlines and chase the next promotion. ... Here’s the hard truth: sooner or later all of our tomorrows will run out, so how we choose to spend today is significant.

... It’s not about slaving over a project or living on a whim—it’s about embracing the idea that time is finite and making the unique contribution to the world that only you can make.”

~ Todd Henry

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Debugging

“Everyone knows that debugging is twice as hard as writing a program in the first place. So if you’re as clever as you can be when you write it, how will you ever debug it?”

~ Brian Kernighan

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Four Ps

“We do not need to change the four Ps (Product, Price, Promotion, Place) because of digital. We need to understand that the constituent elements that make up the four Ps have changed – will continue to change – as time moves on.”

~ Mark Ritson

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Think before you speak

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Dare to take risks

“Please stay true to yourselves, to your beliefs, to your values.

Don’t give in to fear, which is contagious, and which leads to bad choices. Don’t give in to euphoria, which is misleading. ... Dare to take risks. Otherwise nothing changes and you will not make a difference. But assess risks wisely and know with whom to take them.”

~ Emmanuel Faber

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To do hard things

“It takes muscle to do hard things and muscle gets built by doing hard things.”

~ Dan Rose

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Everyday epiphanies

“While we focus on results, fulfillment is found in the process.”

“The greatest gift you’ll ever receive is who you eventually become.”

“Happiness is only found by pursuing something else.”

“You only find what matters by giving up what doesn’t.”

~ David Gipson, Seven Surprises

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Legacies

“When we think of legacies, we often think of some major act, or series of acts, that affect people on a large scale. But ... by investing in one person, by sharing our knowledge, or something as simple as a book, we may set in motion a series of events that will leave a legacy long after we are gone.”

~ Joe Byerly, “From the Green Notebook”, The Sunday Email

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Not in spite of but because of

“What I'm thinking about now aren't all the ways I can try to hang on to my youth or all the seconds ticking by in some kind of morbid countdown to death, but rather how I keep becoming someone I always hoped I could be.

If I'm lucky one day a very old face will look back at me from the mirror, a face I once shied away from. I will love that old woman ferociously, because she has finally figured out how to live a life of purpose—not in spite of but because of all her mistakes and failures.”

~ Jann Arden, “If I Knew Then”

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