Folks often forget that engineering is inherently a very creative process. Monica Dinculescu found her own niche where she can build impactful things and do it in some of the most unusual ways possible. An excellent engineer, creative thinker, and fellow Eastern European by origin, Monica joins me today to talk about the things she learned as she figured out her career path.
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In this episode of the Unmistakable Creative, Basecamp Co-Founder David Heinemmer Hanson talks about unlearning everything that we know about business. HIGHLIGHTS: How being a blog reader lead to becoming the co-founder of a company The power of exposing yourself to the right group of people Why we can’t necessarily predict the the future based on our pastLeveraging a deep seated mistrust of authority to your advantageThe danger of misapplying patterns where the context does not match Breaking our cultural conditioning that keeps us from reaching from our true potential Why effort and output are not proportionate The myth that straight A’s leads to successLearning to look at our work with no regrets Why the modern workplace is an interruption factoryThe intrinsic flow that comes from doing work we liveQUOTESI’ve learned the most important thing for my happiness is to define my own parameters of successYou make terrible decisions on an empty stomach BOOKS ReworkRemote: Office Not Required"David Heinemeier Hansson is the creator of Ruby on Rails, founder & CTO at Basecamp(formerly 37signals), best-selling author, Le Mans class-winning racing driver, public speaker, hobbyist photographer, and family man.
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"… I talk with Seth Godin, whose new book, Linchpin (Kindle, Hardcover, Worldcat, ISBN), comes out today" From http://www.43folders.com/2010/01/26/godin-linchpin