Graffiti

Why is culture so important to a business? Here is a simple way to frame it. The stronger the culture, the less corporate process a company needs. When the culture is strong, you can trust everyone to do the right thing. People can be independent and autonomous. They can be entrepreneurial. And if we have a company that is entrepreneurial in spirit, we will be able to take our next “(wo)man on the moon” leap.

Brian Chesky
Co-founder, CEO of Airbnb

Source: Medium

Vesper App

John Gruber, like myself obviously appreciates simplicity. The kind of simplicity that takes a long time to achieve.

I’m one of those suckers who’ll buy an App just because it’s pretty. I know for a fact that for some that sounds ridiculous. For me, to experience the refined elegance of an App such as Vesper is like a lap around the block in a luxury motor vehicle.

I’ve had it on my phone for months and still yet to find a place between the default Notes App and Evernote. I get John’s point of ‘reduced friction’ but, I just haven’t used it, probably never will again, but I still love it.

Busy

If you live in the 21st century you’ve probably had to listen to a lot of people tell you how busy they are. It’s become the default response when you ask anyone how they’re doing: “Busy!” “So busy.” “Crazy busy.” It is, pretty obviously, a boast disguised as a complaint. And the stock response is a kind of congratulation: “That’s a good problem to have,” or “Better than the opposite.”

Tim Kreider, New York Times