A recent article in WIRED UK caught my eyes — it discussed the workplace experiments going on around the world where companies limit the number of hour…
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In 1968, the computer scientist Donald Knuth, in his book “The Art of Computer Programming”, penned the now famous (at least in the programming circles…
Pascal Finette (The Heretic)
This Sunday, the New York Times published two seemingly unrelated articles: One on the creator economy, discussing the mental struggles and burn-out so…
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Lately, I have been thinking about (and citing) Rob Walker’s somewhat famous quote on futuring: There is no shortcut; there is no algorithm. If all you…
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In our previous Heretic dispatch, we talked about Nintendo’s former CEO Satoru Iwata’s definition of genius — which I quite like. My dear friend and fe…
Pascal Finette (The Heretic)
Today’s Heretic comes courtesy of a quote from the delightful memoire of Nintendo’s former CEO Satoru Iwata: “One way of defining a genius is “a person…
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In one of my favorite illustrated books “The Boy, The Mole, The Fox And The Horse” you will find the following dialog between the boy and the horse: “W…
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Happy Friday! I hope my email finds you well today and life is treating you nothing short of epic! Just a quick note with some updates and weekend cont…
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One (of the many) pieces of advice I received from my former boss and mentor at Mozilla Chris Beard was to “not do anything which has been done before.…
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Do you remember the Nintendo Wii? The goofy, weird, underpowered console which took the world by storm? Whilst Microsoft and Sony beat each other up ov…
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The other day I debated hiring with a friend of mine. Hiring is notoriously hard — as a hiring manager you are expected to decide on a person with extr…
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I am currently reading the delightful book “Ask Iwata” — a collection of stories and insights from Nintendo’s former president (and game developer) Iwa…
Pascal Finette (The Heretic)