From your last tweet, where to do work that has staff meetings with an open bar and DJ?!
I’m not technically ’allowed’ to write the name of the company on any form of ‘social networking’ (which is sort of what this is I guess?) but we’re not banned from obvious clues: a large technology company, that isn’t Microsoft, that was founded by the two Steves: Wozniak and Jobs.
“I observed something fairly early on at Apple, which I didn’t know how to explain then, but have thought a lot about it since. Most things in life have a dynamic range in which average to best is at most 2:1. For example, if you go to New York City and get an average taxi cab driver verses the best taxi cab driver, you’ll probably get to your destination with the best taxi driver 30% faster. And an automobile; what’s the difference between the average car and the best? Maybe 20%? The best CD player versus the average CD player? Maybe 20%? So 2:1 is a big dynamic range for most things in life. Now, in software, and it used to be the case in hardware, the difference between the average software developer and the best is 50:1; maybe even 100:1. Very few things in life are like this, but what I was lucky enough to spend my life doing, which is software, is like this. So I’ve built a lot of my success on finding these truly gifted people, and not settling for ‘B’ and ‘C’ players, but really going for the ‘A’ players. And I found something… I found that when you get enough ‘A’ players together; when you go through the incredible work to find these ‘A’ players, they really like working with each other. Because most have never had the chance to do that before. And they don’t work with ‘B’ and ‘C’ players, so it’s self policing. They only want to hire ‘A’ players. So you build these pockets of ‘A’ players and it just propagates.”—Steve Jobs
“Fashion looks more and more like soccer each day. They maintain the brands but designers sign up with a different corporation in the blink of an eye. Couture is now a show for the masses. It is entertaining, but not even close as glamorous as in the 1950s.”—Lou Lou, Clou Clou (via theepitomeofquiet)