d people who offer simple solutions to problems they haven’t…nk simplicity and clarity are “free” or “easy.” They aren’t; they come from a long process of work. Simplicity almost always comes at the end, not the beginning. A good heuristic is to avoid people who offer simple solutions to problems they haven’t worked on for years.
…ing a time-filtered approach to learning is key. I talked about this in The Pot-Belly of Ignorance. We should focus our attention on understanding things that don’t change or change slowly. Farnam Street’s evolving list of mental models is a great place to start the journey. It’s not enou…
…t but know this: there are enough bugs for everyone. Let your carreer milestones come naturally and focus on being the best tester in the room. Devs must feel fear when they hear you are going into Jira to report something;)
The economist Tyler Cowen dispensed this advice. “Treat yourself like a piece of your writing,” he says, “which you set aside for a week so you could look at it fresh.” In other words, give yourself distance from yourself. Put your thoughts, your drives, your attractions up for review and see if time — whether it’s a week or a month or a year — is kind to them.
…s of this article, and parts of the article I wrote last week and the one I will publish next week. It’s interesting that we know this is true — that we will almost certainly reject a good portion of what we think, what we say, and did. Yet, how many of us live our lives understanding this fact in the moment?