How to React to Tough Feedback According to John Mayer


You have to be able not to get your way. Cry a little bit. Take a bump.  And let it send you back to the lab. Even if you have to say “I’ll show him!” It’s all gonna be better for it – John Mayer.

I watched an inspiring video today with one of my musical heroes, John Mayer. He’s doing a Q&A at Oxford and there are some insightful bits in the 50-minute long interview. You can watch it here. If you’re pressed for time, this outtake about his friendship with Steve Jobs really resonated with me.


My Intervals: an excellent project management system

I’ve been an ardent follower of 37 signals excellent product Basecamp for a bit over a year. The system has worked pretty well for our creative and marketing department and visually it’s top notch.

What I haven’t been convinced by is the Basecamp’s todo-list function. As a department focusing mostly on smaller projects with few responsible people and with a need to prioritize and include a lot of information at a glance, the Basecamp todo view is a bit sparse. I know they focus on simplicity but for our use it’s been a little bit too simple and resulting in the need to keep everything in the “Messages” view.


Tom Peters Re-imagines Business

I’m soon about to finish Freedom by Jonathan Franzen and I was lusting for something non-fiction. In the end I picked up Business guru Tom Peters book Re-Imagine!: Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age at one of the local bookstores in Sliema. It seems pretty good although after checking back on Amazon I saw that I should probably have bought The Little Big Things: 163 Ways to Pursue EXCELLENCE instead.


The Secret Laws of Management

The Secret Laws of Management is one of the best books I’ve read about management. Short, to the point and with a lot of excellent advice and observation.

You can buy this excellent Management book here and read more about Stuart Wyatt and the book here