A Nerd’s Guide to Success and Happiness | Nerd Fitness

Steve Kamb at Nerd Fitness wrote a spectacular article on happiness. It’s worth reading the entire thing but here’s the summary.

Here’s how to build the habit of making yourself happier:

  • When you wake up, try meditating before checking your phone or turning on your computer. Even if it’s only for two minutes.
  • Do what you can to spend your time on projects you love, and less time doing work that doesn’t make you happy.
  • Spend less money on things and instead on experiences.
  • Spend time each day in “the zone” on a passion, project, or activity you love.Build something, make something, do something.
  • Incrementally improve your health, and reward yourself for it. Pick an activity or exercise to improve your physical wellbeing.  You’re in the right place!
  • Spend more time with people you love, and less time with people that drag you down. Don’t have friends or a partner? Work on your skills to find them!
  • Be grateful every day for the things that have gone right. Keep a record to remind yourself of these things.

A Nerd’s Guide to Success and Happiness | Nerd Fitness.

Life Lessons in Fighting the Culture of Bullshit – Jon Lovett – The Atlantic

One of the greatest threats we face is, simply put, bullshit . We are drowning in it. We are drowning in partisan rhetoric that is just true enough not to be a lie; in industry-sponsored research; in social media’s imitation of human connection; in legalese and corporate double-speak. It infects every facet of public life, corrupting our discourse, wrecking our trust in major institutions, lowering our standards for the truth, making it harder to achieve anything.

Life Lessons in Fighting the Culture of Bullshit – Jon Lovett – The Atlantic.

The Power Of The Perfect Slice – MindTheProduct

When introducing agile methodologies into an organization with legacy products, consider building the “Perfect Slice” a “a fully formed feature where all the ‘layers’ – from the database to the user interface – are properly executed, but where the scope is intentionally and sometimes drastically limited. It’s my belief that it’s often better to do a great job on a fraction of the functionality and completely leave the rest out, than it is to do an okay job on a longer feature list.”

The Power Of The Perfect Slice – MindTheProduct.