I am a big believer in PR.
Do everyday things in a new way to get the brain thinking in new ways.
I'm not crazy in my head. Maybe in everybody else's.
I guess you could say I'm a little crazy.
I ran a 100-mile marathon, and I was powered by coconut water.
I've found that eliminating not-so-important choices really frees up my mental capacity to think about the important ones.
I have always lived my life outside of the box. I find it to be way more fun there.
Failure has never been a signal for me to quit; it's always been a sign for me to go down another path.
You can learn a lot when you're around people that are completely different than yourself.
It is so cool to live with inspiration.
I want to live with a monk... and the Rolling Stones.
Routines can be a rut.
I continue to look for opportunities to learn on a daily basis. I try not to settle into a routine, and I attempt things that challenge me.
I realized that so much of our precious time is taken up by obligations that we don't even really need.
My job involves a lot of different skills now - I'm as much entrepreneur and management consultant as anything else these days - but IA is still my favorite part of the work I do.
User-centered design means understanding what your users need, how they think, and how they behave - and incorporating that understanding into every aspect of your process.
Ajax isn't a technology. It's really several technologies, each flourishing in its own right, coming together in powerful new ways.
Building technical systems involves a lot of hard work and specialized knowledge: languages and protocols, coding and debugging, testing and refactoring.
Ajax is an important development for Web applications, and its importance is only going to grow.
Google is making a huge investment in developing the Ajax approach.
At Adaptive Path, we've been doing our own work with Ajax over the last several months, and we're realizing we've only scratched the surface of the rich interaction and responsiveness that Ajax applications can provide.
But the best teams I've encountered have one important thing in common: their team structure and processes cover a full range of distinct competencies necessary for success.
Content is often the reason users come to your site.
But despite the universality of URLs, we often forget that they're not just a handy way to address network resources. They're also valuable communication tools.
Also, if nothing else, writing this book has really changed the way I experience bookstores. I have a whole different appreciation for the amount of work packed into even the slimmest volume on the shelves.