Monday, December 31, 2007

Busy Vs Productive

Want to know the differences between busy & productive? Here it is.

Busy
Productive


Rolls their own
Uses someone else’s

Makes it “elegant” and “extensible”
Makes it work

Responds to your email within a few minutes
Responds to your email within a few days

Ready. Aim. Aim. Aim.
Ready. Fire. Aim.

Makes the boss happy
Makes the client happy

Seeks consensus Encourages
creative self-expression

Writes a detailed specification
Implements a prototype

Looks like they’re busy
Looks like they’re slacking off

Finishes it this evening
Finishes it tomorrow

What else can we add?
What else can we remove?

How should we fix this?
Do we need to fix this?

Sees the toolchain as a competitive advantage
Sees the user-kickassness as a competitive advantage

Let’s get everyone’s feedback on this
DO IT

Face Green Green

I found this Teochew song so funny. Its relates much to most people' lives.

MING CHE CHE (Face Green Green) (sing to the tune of Jambalaya)

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Cui yah kare, tiang yah kare, gas yah kee kare
(Water also rises, electricity also rises, gas also rises in prices)

Tng yah kare, yam yah kare, bee yah kee kare
(Sugar also rises, salt also rises, rice also rises)

Taxi kare, bus kare, chu suay kee kare
(Taxi also rises, bus rises, house rental rises)

Nyor nyor kare, kare kah wa ming che che
(Everything rises, rises until my face green green)

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Tsor coolie, puar si nang-ah, kang chnee boh kare
(Be a coolie, fatal fall, salary no rise)

Wee tiok chnee, chor mare kang-ah, pniar kah phua pnare
(Bcoz of money, work night shift, strive until fall sick)

Sim woo pnare, tnoi low koon-ah, yiok yah kee kare
(Heart is sick, see doctor, medicine price also rises)

Wee leow kare, pniar che miar, ming che che.
(Bcoz of family, strive one's fragile life until face green green)

Repeat *
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