Some people will tell you that slow is good – but I’m here to tell you that fast is better. I’ve always believed this, in spite of the trouble it’s caused me. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube.
I recently had the experience where two books I read resonated with one another in a surprising way. Right after finishing A More Beautiful Question my friend and colleague Daryl recommended I read Work Rules.
These two books, read together or in quick succession, results in a gain much greater than the sum of their parts. There are common threads between the two, regarding inquiry and innovation at work, with A More Beautiful Question approaching it theoretically and on a high level, and Work Rules sitting in as a detailed case study.
If you are interested in innovation and organization in businesses today, reading these two together will bear serious fruit.
Learn how to work hard, work long hours. Find something you love, and then excel at it. Above all else, learn how to create, learn how to invent. That’s your only hope, really.
That’s from Hugh McLeod, specifically this page here, from his “Art of Not Sucking.”