Whats Tough about Working in Teams?
You need to have a pretty secure sense
of self when a person working on the same project
as you has an entirely different set of priorities.
The folks were hiring share almost nothing--except
a deep belief in their own way and their own passion.
This is not a place for the weak-kneed.
Whats the difference between play and work?
Creating can be elusive, frustrating, and
plain hard work. But it also has a necessary quality
of abandon and recreation about it. Work tends
to be a convergent activity, focusing in on the
task at hand. Play is a divergent activity. It
opens out and is not easy to contain. At NDI,
we have deliberately made room for it, and it
is often difficult to know when we are using play
to work or when we are simply playing while at
All of which leads my wife to ask, Do
you folks ever actually do any real work around
there? We do. Really, we do. But creative
play is such a quixotic, fleeting, and, well,
playful business that it is difficult to come
up with concrete examples of how this spirit yields
important results. But it does, continually.
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