“There is no direct social, emotional, or economic incentive to answer a question on the internet, but there is an emotional and social incentive to correcting someone. It strokes one’s ego.”

Určitě jsme tu s vybudováním demokracie stále dál než v den pádu komunismu. Jenže vidím problém v tom, že do funkcí se teď dostává generace třicátníků a čtyřicátníků, která je v duši „znormalizovanější“ snad ještě víc než jejich rodiče.

— To myslíte vážně?

Samozřejmě to neplatí pro celou generaci. Ale jejich rodiče byli potomky pokolení, které vyrůstalo a pracovalo za první republiky. A oni sami zažili uvolněnější šedesátá léta, Pražské jaro. Mohli si odnést do života alespoň nějakou základní orientaci. Jenže jejich děti už vyrůstaly za normalizace, která se vyznačovala naprostým rozpadem hodnot a přízemním zaměřením na hmotné statky.

“They’ll argue like hell. They’ll be zealots about their point of view. But then you say, ‘here’s a new fact,’ and they’ll go, ‘Oh, well, that changes things; you’re right.’ ” You need a big ego and small ego in the same person at the same time.”
“There are other anticipation tricks that aren’t so natural but are useful nonetheless. For example, in the old Road Runner cartoons, when the coyote falls off the cliff, he hangs in the air for a second or two before plummeting to the ground.”

My take-away from all of this is that if most of the user experience takes place in a single view, and it’s only things like user settings and options that need to be accessed in separate screens, then keeping the main UI nice and clean by burying those in a side menu is the way to go.

On the other hand, if your app has multiple views that users will engage with somewhat equally, then side navigation could be costing you a great deal of your potential user engagement, and interaction with those part of the app accessed via the side menu.

“It may seem unlikely in principle that one individual could really generate so much more wealth than another. The key to this mystery is to revisit that question, are they really worth 100 of us? Would a basketball team trade one of their players for 100 random people? What would Apple’s next product look like if you replaced Steve Jobs with a committee of 100 random people? These things don’t scale linearly.”
— Paul Graham: Mind the Gap (via michalkasparek)
“Rather than having the number of hours an employee is sitting in a seat affecting your judgement on whether that person is doing a good job or not, you’re forced to base your judgment on the quality and speed of their work which at the end of the day is what moves the needle on key business objectives and growth”