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Interesting articles about innovation money and work

Here are some of the most interesting articles I read the last 2 weeks.

Innovation

Should you start from scratch when building something? Or do innovations come from iteration? That's what James Clear writes about in his article Don't start from scratch. Summing it up: No, most of the time you shouldn't start from scratch! Most innovation comes from iterating on or building on already existing technologies or solutions.

Money

You probably already thought about the question: How much money is enough?. Turns out there's an answer for that. It's an individual one for each of us. And it might not be what you think it is. Having not enough money sucks. Having too much can suck as well. So there's not a threshold but a range of wealth where you can truly do and say what you want. Hence, f**ck you money.

Work

Essentially, this article how to use daily quadrants is about when to be most effective and to do what kind of work. In the end: do the heavy (brain) lifting in the morning when you're more focused and alert.

Also, what about the work as a developer: What do you think about Pull Requests? Are they a good thing for your professional work or could they hold you back?

There's evidence stating that high performance teams do not seem to use PRs quite often. Which might either be because they just don't need it since they're just a well oiled team who found their ideal workflows and processes. Or that those teams might not profit from using PRs at all.

The article tends to conclude that it works well for managing trust i.e. in Open Source development teams.

But professional teams working in a company shouldn't use this additional step. At least not if they want to be a fast moving team producing rapid results.