Working on solved problems

When you work on a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex.

That is where most people stop – they have a working solution and they’re done. But if you keep going, and keep working on the problem, and peel more layers of the onion off, you can oftentimes arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions.

Most people just don’t put in the time or energy to get there.

She needs 98% less

Some things get dramatically easier when you do them for the 2nd time.
The first time, writing the code and connecting the API, figuring out why things miraculously don’t work, can be a tedious undertaking.

But when you do it the second time, you’re not 20% faster but 98% faster.

The experience of the ultra-specialist is an awesome timesaver and worth its price.

Urbane gratitude

One of the best ways to express gratitude must be to work your ass off to contribute something to society.

Give something back, not only in your heyday but every day.