The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work Quotes.

1. "The bottleneck is never code or creativity; it's lack of clarity."
- Scott Berkun, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work

2. "The inability to scale is one of the stupidest arguments against a possibly great idea: greatness rarely scales, and that's part of what made it great in the first place."
- Scott Berkun, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work

3. "Most people doubt online meetings can work, but they somehow overlook that most in-person meetings don't work either."
- Scott Berkun, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work

4. "Self-motivated people thrive when granted independence."
- Scott Berkun, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work

5. "Much of what bad managers do is assume their job is simply to find new things to jam and new places to jam them into, without ever believing they need to understand how the system—the system of people known as culture—works."
- Scott Berkun, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work

6. "No technique, no matter how good, can turn stupid coworkers into smart ones. And no method can magically make employees trust each other or their boss if they have good reason not to."
- Scott Berkun, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work

7. "The mystery for why some people you know succeed or fail in life is how courageous they are in pulling people aside and how effective they are in those private conversations we never see."
- Scott Berkun, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work

8. "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

9. "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

10. "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

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