Another set of useful top 10's --and again, these can be applied to almost any business/product.
They come from two giants, and for my surprise I found out that I agree more with Microsoft than with Google... unbelievable!
Top 10 Tips for Working at Microsoft (or Anywhere Else) - I adhere with the whole list here!
- Process is no substitute for thinking. (yes, yes, yes, big yes!)
- Get out of your office.
- Use your product (the one your customers will).
- Fix things that are broken rather than complain about them being broken. Actions speak better than your complaining.
- Make hard problem look easy. Don't make easy problems look hard.
- Use the right communication tool for the job.
- Learn to make mistakes.
- Keep things simple.
- Add value all the time.
- Use their product.
Ten things Google has found to be true
- Focus on the user and all else will follow
- It's best to do one thing really, really well (mmm.... why not a couple really, really well?)
- Fast is better than slow
- Democracy on the web works (not 100% sure about this one)
- You don't need to be at your desk to need an answer
- You can make money without doing evil
- There's always more information out there
- The need for information crosses all borders
- You can be serious without a suit
- Great just isn't good enough
In my case I give a 10/10 to Microsoft vs. an 8 1/2 over 10 to Google. What do you think?