Scott Berkun Quotes.

11. "the only reason anything good ships is because of the programmers. They are everything. They are not factory employees; they are craftspeople, craftspeople who are the fundamental creative engine of making software."
- Scott Berkun, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work

12. "What good is something that scales well if it sucks? Why is size the ultimate goal or even a goal at all?"
- Scott Berkun, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work

13. "The most dangerous tradition we hold about work is that it must be serious and meaningless. We believe that we're paid money to compensate us for work not worthwhile on its own. People who are paid the most are often the most confused, for they know in their hearts how little meaning there is in what they do, for others and for themselves. While money provides status, status doesn't guarantee meaning. They're paid well because of how poorly work compensates their souls. Some people don't have souls, of course, but they're beyond the scope of this book. Among those with souls and high-paying but empty jobs, there's a denial of how what they seek is hard to get in the way they're trying to get it."
- Scott Berkun, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work

14. "With no universal measure for meaning to compare with the seemingly solid accounting for income, we fall into the data trap. Our larger culture, and our pesky parents, push us toward decisions that seem to score well but are blind to the most important elements of healthy careers and meaningful lives."
- Scott Berkun, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work

15. "It's not a new, radical idea for work to have meaning and for workers to have both great freedom and pride in the work itself. Instead those ideas are rooted in the origins of work; we've just lost our way."
- Scott Berkun, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work

16. "in the scramble to survive, founders often hire to solve immediate needs and simultaneously create long-term problems. This mistake is common enough that Bob Sutton wrote a book, The No-Asshole Rule, to help executives recognize the damage these hires cause to culture.5 No matter how many golden lectures a leader gives imploring people to Be collaborative or Work as a team, if the people hired have destructive habits, the lecture will lose."
- Scott Berkun, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work

17. "This is one big problem with working remotely: no one believes you have a job at all."
- Scott Berkun, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work

18. "Making great things requires both intuition and logic, not a dominance of one over the other."
- Scott Berkun, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work

19. "Defensive management is blind to recognizing how obsessing about preventing bad things also prevents good things from happening or sometimes even prevents anything from happening at all."
- Scott Berkun, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work

20. "Books about the future of work make the same mistake: they fail to look back at the history of work or, more precisely, the history of books about the future of work and how wrong they were."
- Scott Berkun, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work

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