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Pendulums, Tea, and Jack Cheng | One Skinnyj
"I wanted the lack of employment & stable income to motivate me to do something."

"…balance implies movement. A more appropriate instrument would be a pendulum—constantly swinging back & forth. W/ a scale, stasis is desirable, but w/ a pendulum, stasis is death."

"We have a limited supply of attention every day & thus a sweet spot for novel experiences. Too little novelty & you’re bored. Too much & you’re overwhelmed. But with the right amount, you’re learning & growing."

"The right team to me consists of a group of people who are simultaneously mentor & mentee, skilled at certain things & eager to learn about others."

"I love learning new things, & I’m continually improving myself. I feel like I’m experiencing the world closer to the way I did when I was a kid, the result of unlearning some…biases & tendencies…"

"I’m a big proponent of journaling…it builds self-awareness, which is always the first step to improvement…Honest journaling helps you face your own fear & neglect."
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july 2012 by robertogreco
Starts / from a working library
"I’ve seen many people—those I knew well, and those I knew only from afar—venture out to start their own thing over the years. For many of them, the impetus for that move was discontent: the feeling that they were never going to get what they wanted out of a job unless they built it, wholesale, for themselves. Their backs up against the wall, there was no where to go but out.

Today marks my last day with Typekit. But I feel no discontent. I am not leaving because of what I can’t do—I am leaving because of what I can.

The people working on Typekit (and, now, other exciting projects within Adobe) are among the smartest, most generous people I have known. Under their tutelage, I have learned how to build a product, and—just as importantly—a company. I can think of no better way to honor that learning than to put it to use."
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june 2012 by robertogreco

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