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Translating Office Jargon

Translating Office Jargon

There’s just no escaping office jargon. It pops up in meetings, memos, and emails. It’s kind of like a foreign language that involves mysterious terms like “synergy,” “actionable,” “incentivize,” and “closing the loop.” Over time, you can pick up on it. The more you’re exposed to it, the easier it is to understand. But just(…)

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Design — Less Is Better

Design — Less Is Better

Dieter Rams is a German industrial engineer who is famous for his ten principles of good design. The tenth principle is “Good design is as little design as possible. Less, but better – because it concentrates on the essential aspects, and the products are not burdened with non-essentials. Back to purity, back to simplicity.” I have recently(…)

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