Learning to Work

Or: knowing how is just the beginning.

People occasionally ask why I write more about process than I do design.

The answer: great work comes down to execution.

Execution is first and foremost about people, process, discipline, focus and communication. It’s less about ideas, feasibility, knowledge, skill or tools. Those things are important, but without the former, you’ll have a hard time getting anything done with the latter.

As well, if you don’t have ideas, knowledge, skill, etc. you’ll need to work (practice) to gain those things. I believe that with enough hard (and smart) work you can learn just about anything.

But first, you need to learn how to work.


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Learning Over “Solutioneering”

Back in the day, when I was one of the owners of Blue Flavor, a design and UX shop, we used to use the term “solutioneering” quite a bit. I don’t use it near as often today, but I still love the term. In essence: Solutioneering is the... Continue →