It’s tempting to obsess over having the perfect design before showing it to real users. But it’s better to focus on designing a phased experimentation plan that allows you to collect and respond to user feedback at scale. As long as you have a mechanism for doing that, your users will help you figure it out.
…th…that if you pay people, you might weaken that. What I didn’t really get was the control issue. That when you start paying people to do a thing, they often see it as control.” (The story has a happy ending: She started washing the dishes for free after reading the book.)
…o now see him as kind of a dinosaur, clinging on to sclerotic and self-serving views on inequality. He’s so attached to the old world order that he can’t see, or doesn’t care, that the world is moving in a new direction and that if he doesn’t watch out, he’ll soon find himself on the wrong side of history. And it’s so frustrating to see him behave this way, when it feels like he should know better.
But I think that on some level, deep down, he’s afraid that the criticism is right. I think that part of him looks around from his rarefied heights at what he’s accumulated and accomplished, and suspects that he owes something to the world, not the other way around. I think that he’s worried that he might really be the villain people make him out to be. And no on…
…ing for, could get a film before her. That’s why they had to “test” her out in Batman vs. Superman. They projected their feelings, insecurities, and ignorance onto an audience and assumed we wouldn’t want a Wonder Woman anything, much less a movie, because they didn’t…ing for, could get a film before her. That’s why they had to “test” her out in Batman vs. Superman. They projected their feelings, insecurities, and ignorance onto an audience and assumed we wouldn’t want a Wonder Woman anything, much less a movie, because they didn’t want one. This movie and the reaction to it proved them dead wrong.
The moral of the story is: Wonder Woman not only needs a woman director; she needs women writers as well — including women of color; especially black women. The absence of such brings to mind two James Baldwin quotes:
…she was, legs long enough to reach the ground, drinking espresso martinis with a couple of friends. I watched her from afar, like a Palantir drone watching weddings in Yemen. Eventually she stepped up to the bar and I sidled up alongside her, like a Palantir drone sidling u…
I’ve seen dudes being hailed as ambitious simply for quitting their cushy day jobs, yet it’s surprisingly common for women to be questioned on whether they are ambitious “enough.” Stop questioning the ambition level of women in business.