Negotiating for Hostages, Negotiating for Business

This applies to the semantic difference between “that’s right” and “you are right”. “If you think about it in your own life, when you say ‘you’re right’ to someone, you are just trying to get them to go away,” said Voss. But following the psychologist Carl Rogers and his person-centered theories, Voss said “that’s right” suggests “a different psychological reaction” – something closer to empathy, a feeling that the speaker feels they are being respected. “‘That’s right’ indicates they feel you understand them,” says Voss. And at that point a deal becomes possible.

Source: Chris Voss: Negotiating for Hostages, Negotiating for Business

On The Design And Building of 1Password for Apple Watch

It all came to a head when we were on a business trip and in a meeting with a handful of individuals whose opinions we really respect. With our usual gusto we showed off 1Password for Apple Watch and…it fell flat. Out of the five people in the room with us, only one person was genuinely excited about. They say two outta three ain’t bad. No one ever says anything about one outta five.

We knew we needed to do more.

The makings of a great app.

 

Source: Agile Blog | On The Design And Building of 1Password for Apple Watch

Quote by Winston S. Churchill: “Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when ac…”

“Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong – these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.”

Source: Quote by Winston S. Churchill: “Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when ac…”

Lessons on app marketing

Complete cold call but the story was right up his alley. He was interested but didn’t end up writing something. That happens — get over it! He did start reading the Tapity blog though (hint: in case you hadn’t noticed, the blog has been pretty key to my success). Journalists want good stories and if you become a fountain of noteworthy, thought provoking material, they will be all over you.

 

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9 Anti-Patterns Every Programmer Should Be Aware Of

Every once in a while we’d interrupt that to discuss the typography and the color of the cover. And after each discussion, we were asked to vote. I thought it would be most efficient to vote for the same color we had decided on in the meeting before, but it turned out I was always in the minority! We finally chose red. (It came out blue.)

— Richard Feynman, What Do You Care What Other People Think?

Source: 9 Anti-Patterns Every Programmer Should Be Aware Of