Posted by bryanzug - 2008/11/21
Kendall Guillemette and I are gonna get a discussion session together at Seattle Mind Camp tomorrow on sustainable work/life patterns. We’re calling it “Seattle Mind Camp 5: Sustainable Work/Life Patterns (…is Calacanis a Saint? Something Else?)”.
See flier below. Some seeds for the discussion —
- How do you structure your work?
- Is banking on a buyout like saying, “I’m gonna play in the NBA?”
- What’re your successes?
- Your epic fails?
Also cool — we plan to use an iPhone audio meter to insta-poll the crowd on what we should talk about (if it’s a decent size).
Special shout out to all those who need a refresher on “All Your Base Are Belong to Us”.
Posted by bryanzug - 2007/03/26
Tonight’s GTD Meetup where I was going to lead a discussion has been cancelled due to venue double booking.
We’ll be rescheduling and will keep you posted.
If anyone knows of a good alternate venue with wifi, please ping me so I can pass word along to Mike Wilkerson, the organizer.
Posted by bryanzug - 2007/03/24
Posted by bryanzug - 2006/09/28
Here is a cool quote about what drives Google engineers —
The thing that drives the right behavior at Google, more than anything else, more than all the other things combined, is gratitude.It is well buried in this long articulate rant by Steve Yegge on why most Agile development hype is akin to sci-fi religion yoohoo — he frames the nice stuff by so much self aware BS detection that, well, I kinda believe it.
Definitely want to digest the whole thing as I have more time.
Posted by bryanzug - 2006/07/24
My GTD Meetup posts have prompted a few folks to ask me what GTD is all about. Thought I would post a link to ‘Getting started with “Getting Things Done”’ –– great GTD summary by Merlin Mann of 43 Folders (a great personal productivity blog).
Here’s an excerpt ––
Stuff is bouncing around in our heads and causing untold stress and anxiety. Evaluation meetings, bar mitzvahs, empty rolls of toilet paper, broken lawn mowers, college applications, your big gut, tooth decay, dirty underwear and imminent jury duty all compete for prime attention in our poor, addled brains. Stuff has no “home” and, consequently, no place to go, so it just keeps rattling around.
Worst off, we’re too neurotic to stop thinking about it, and we certainly don’t have time to actually do everything in one day. Jeez Louise, what the hell am I, Superman?
So you sprint from fire to fire, praying you haven’t forgotten anything, sapped of anything like creativity or even the basic human flexibility to adapt your own schedule to the needs of your friends, your family or yourself. Your “stuff” has taken over your brain like a virus now, dragging down every process it touches and rendering you spent and virtually useless. Sound familiar?
Posted by bryanzug - 2006/07/17
Due to a hearty response to the Seattle GTD Meetup tonight, location has been moved to Hale’s Ales in Frelard at 7:00 pm.
Posted by bryanzug - 2006/07/05
UPDATE: Due to a hearty response, location has been moved to Hale’s Ales in Frelard at 7:00 pm. Details at —
Ping anyone else you know who’d be interested and tell them to join us.