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Taking Pride in Your Work


About an hour ago, I went out for lunch and as I was walking down the street I saw a middle-aged guy trying to tie a dozen baloons onto a standing sign in front of a shop to attract patrons for an art exhibit they were hosting this evening. As he was tieing on the baloons, he accidentally let a few of them go. I thought nothing of it, went into the deli and ordered a sandwich. As I came out five minutes later, I noticed there were more baloons in the air. I looked at the sign and counted 4 tied on. This means 8 of them drifted away due to carelessness. Being analytical, I realized that he had lost 2/3 of the baloons and was only 33% effective in what he was doing.

Obviously, not a big deal, but it made me ask myself: What if everyone took more pride in their work?

Author Alex Fedorov

Alex is a strategic thinker with a gift for information architecture, known for his ability to wireframe complex workflows and multiple states of applications at the speed of light. He is passionate about clean, data-driven design.

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