E. B. White was amused to learn from a farmer friend that many electrified fences don’t have any current running through them. The cows apparently learn to stay away from them, and after that you don’t need the current. “Rise up, cows!” he wrote, “Take your liberty while despots snore!”
If you’re a hacker who has thought of one day starting a startup, there are probably two things keeping you from doing it. One is that you don’t know anything about business. The other is that you’re afraid of competition. Neither of these fences have any current in them.” —A List Apart: Articles: An Important Time for Design
No more than 10 people should attend.
Every person should give input, otherwise they shouldn’t be there.
No decision should ever wait for a meeting. If a meeting absolutely has to happen before a decision should be made, then the meeting should be scheduled immediately.” —How Larry Page Changed Meetings At Google After Taking Over Last Spring
The person who says he knows what he thinks but cannot express it usually does not know what he thinks. (Doren/Adler)