Ariel Norling here. I write about education, technology, and my adventures in entrepreneurship- a.k.a. everything that I've learned outside of a classroom's walls. I am often sarcastic, sometimes serious, but always infinitely curious.
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When things aren’t working, the natural inclination is to throw more at the problem. More people, time, and money. All that ends up doing is making the problem bigger. The right way to go is the opposite direction: cut back. So do less. Your project won’t suffer nearly as much as you fear. In fact, there’s a good chance it’ll end up even better. You’ll be forced to make tough calls and sort out what truly matters.
Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson - Rework -p. 83
This section really stuck out to me when reading this book per the request of my boss. I really wonder what would happen if this was really the way that the education sector worked. So many people think that the education sector needs to reflect the business world. But what about things like Last In, First Out and cutting funding for non-academic areas?