Book Notes: Be an Effective Executive

Doer vs Thinker

Peter Drucker pointed out what’s most important for a knowledge worker: use your mind, not just your hands. Being effective is not about following orders and get them done right, but figuring out what’s the right thing to do in the first place.

Far better an approximate answer to the right question, which is often vague, than an exact answer to the wrong question, which can always be made precise. John Tukey

Event Notes: Design with AI

In the event Design User Experience Driven by AI, Paul Lambert (Product Manager) and Annika Crowley (Interaction Designer) from Google gave us great talks on how Gmail designed the Smart Compose feature, and five strategies to create great user experience with AI (see sketchnotes).

When prototyping, always try wackier/quirkier stuff first. The deeper you get into a project, the more conservative it tends to get. Stranger ideas are more at home earlier in the process. Jason Fried