Can we care too much?

Today I discovered a miscommunication between two different groups of people. The key people in each group were, due to illness and external circumstances, missing in action for a while, and as a result, a third group (much larger than the other two) would be affected. It wouldn’t be the end of the world, but …

In someone else’s shoes

Sometimes I leave the office, full of thoughts in my head about how I’m going to juggle several projects, manage downwards and upwards and so forth. Then I go somewhere else, and see what real problems are like. And all the little nagging thoughts I’ve been having about my own life leave my head, as …

Attitude

To get a job, you need some aptitude. Usually that comes in the form of qualifications. However, to keep your job and do well in it, you need something more: Attitude. Attitude makes other people want to help you, even if you’ve made lots of mistakes before. Because they know you’ll try and try again, …

Breaking Bread with Brad

It is with some sadness that I learnt, via [Jeffrey Zeldman’s tweet](http://twitter.com/zeldman/status/7382693818), that [Brad Graham](http://www.bradlands.com/) has passed away. While I didn’t know Brad well, his death prompted me to dig up old photos I had of him, and look back at what he did in the context of SXSW, which I am most familiar with. …