The nightmare thought is that frightening people is the best way to get work out of them.
— Alain de Botton —
Some thoughts about project control …
Is there a simple way to define when someone (such as a project manager) has a project under control? Can we really quantitatively evaluate control, or is control in projects just a simple gut feeling with no real value for the project?
Success can mean: feeling that tingle of excitement about what you do, sticking with what matters through hard times, living a life you can feel proud of in retrospect.
— TED – What is Success —
Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure — and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? Is failure? He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in our work.