MiSE - Manifesto for Minimalist Software Engineers
Today i've read the MiSE and my attention was caught by the paragraph Think Different.
I love this kind of stuff ... do u agree with me?
Simple is harder than complex, minimalism requires a lot of creativity in order to find new ways of doing more with less.
Technical Skill is the mastery of complexity, while Creativity is the master of simplicity.
Creativity is intelligence having fun! so enjoy the opportunity.
So don't focus on working more, but in working less but smartly, Think! about your work, turn off the autopilot, leave the comfort zone and take control.
And hey! don't be shy, it takes guts to change the status quo. But remember, the world you are living in is made by people no smarter than you are, they just believed it was possible.
Of course people will think you are a weirdo sometimes because the things you try are different, but you can't be a leader if you are not an innovator.
For example I'm sure every one of us has thought in some point that his company is loosing too much time in meetings were you discuss about nothing. So Jeff Bezos Founder and CEO of Amazon has a particular and apparently weird way to conduct the meeting in his company.
When all the attendants arrive to the meeting room they have 30 minutes to read the report of the meeting IN STRICT SILENCE. After that the meeting can start.