Highlights from this week’s 37signals staff posts at Twitter.
@JZ: “It’s better to fix problems than to prevent them… the natural tendency for managers is to try and prevent error and over plan” -Ed Catmull
@dhh: M&A guys get a bonus, trophy acquirer gets “we’re hip” ink, VCs get paid, founders leave in 2 yrs. Everybody wins! (except shareholders)
@dhh: I love Yelp, but if you can’t get profitable in 6 years, 5 rounds of funding, and $66M, then when? And they seem like the winners of local.
@bergatron: control+↑/↓ in Safari Reader scrolls one page at a time. feel the magic.
@jamis: kids are at their most creative when you give them nothing more than a cardboard box.
@jamis: an email or letter that begins with “dear valued customer” makes me feel anything but.
@rjs: iMovie tip for iPhone: Sync a flat black image to your Photos and insert in iMovie to create black title cards and fade-to-black endings.