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Argue all the time

Arguing with your co-workers isn’t a bad thing. It’s not creating a negative work environment — it’s a tool to help you make good decisions. Being an empty cheerleader and telling everyone that their idea is great is harmful and short-sighted. Argue and make good decisions.

Product design at GitHub by Kyle Neath is a good read.

I believe modern company culture should encourage arguments. When done with respect to fellow co-workers, arguing makes you leaner and avoids half baked decisions. Too often talented companies fall apart by aiming for mediocracy.

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Clients before ego

“Here’s what our product can do” and “Here’s what you can do with our product” sound similar, but they are completely different approaches.

Jason Fried (@jasonfried) – November 2013

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Rainy pots

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Found these at design-milk.com.
Everything is “in the cloud” I guess.

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Flower Power

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Praga Khan has this great song “Power Of The Flower“. A few years earlier Liliane St. Pierre represented Belgium in the Eurosong contest with “Soldiers of Love“.

Now you can shoot flower seed yourself with this Shotgun Flower Shell.

Found trough Uncrate

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Hälssen & Lyon Tea Calendar

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The 365 calendar days can be individually detached and brewed directly in the cup with hot water.

Love this 365 tear-off (tea-off) calender, serves you a tea each morning.

Found on The Inspiration Room

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Time is limited

Of our three limited resources – time, energy and money – time is the most rare and irreplaceable

Aaron is right

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Smart brands don’t retweet

Smart brands favorite and reply to nice things you tweet about them vs. retweeting to followers who are already interested in their product.

I agree with @amrit.
Do you like people who constantly brag about how they our liked by others? Neither do I.

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Een keyboard dat niet lijkt op een keyboard

Minuum does away with the traditional three rows of letters and space bar layout of a standard QWERTY keyboard, replacing that with a single line of letters and predictive typing algorithms that help reclaim a huge percentage of usable screen real estate, while supposedly retaining precision entry capabilities. It’s designed to keep the QWERTY order mostly in place to ease the transition from standard software keyboards, but also includes powerful auto-correction algorithms to make sure you can be pretty sloppy with text entry and still get a usable result.

Spotted on Feedly

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Google Maps losing ground

An in depth comparison of the development frameworks behind Apple’s Maps and Google’s finds pros and cons in both, but highlights Apple’s as more mature, less limited and recommended for most third party app developers.

AppleInsider has an interesting article on the difference between both map services. Developers seem to prefer Apple’s SDK which does not come to me as a big surprise. Google has some catching up to do here, but decided animated GIF’s of kittens are more important for now.

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How to get the guts to go freelance

“I’m not a risk-taker,” is what she’d tell me. But at some point in a project-oriented person’s career, continuing to take full-time jobs is too risky. Because you’ll never succeed long-term, you always burn bridges, and you start to feel like you have no skills that can help you keep a job.

Some of you might never perform at best working as an employee. It’s not your fault, it’s your biggest asset. Not everyone is made for the 9-to-5 world of corporate warriors.

Be sure to read the whole article at penelopetrunk.com