rationale

an explanation of controlling principles of
opinion, belief, practice, or phenomena

curated by: shimone samuel
Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles. — Tina Fey
A product manager’s job is to probe further into the customers’ underlying concerns. Features are not requirements; they are solutions. — Roger Cauvin
I don’t want to be a symbol, responsible for something huge that I don’t understand, that I don’t want to work on, that keeps coming back to me. I’m not an entrepreneur. I’m not a CEO. I’m a nerdy computer programmer who likes to have opinions on Twitter. — Markus Persson
I’ve got a list of mistakes that God made in creating the world, and one of them is, dang it, he only made data available about the past! — Clayton Christensen
When we feel compelled to communicate quickly, we all just end up vomiting raw emotion at each other. — Marshall McLuhan
There is a movement underway. To simplify. To find balances. To prefer substance over status. And to appreciate perfection in the smallest things. — Bosch
Making the process better, easier, and cheaper is an important aspiration, something we continually work on—but it is not the goal. Making something great is the goal — Ed Catmull
You can accomplish just about anything if you don’t care who gets the credit. — President Harry S. Truman
I’d rather have 10 followers that actually give a shit than a million who don’t. — Jared Leto
Customers buy what’s beneficial to them and are blind to the exotic, outstanding and competitor-beating features that may have become your obsession. — Peter Baskerville
Since what we do influences who we become, deliberation isn’t just a powerful expression of free-thinking. It is the act that determines whether we end up committing to important causes or trivial distractions.  — Evan Selinger
You can’t build great products in the dark, without a well-defined customer. And you can’t develop the right product for your customer if you fall in love with a prototype that nobody wants to buy. — Bill Aulet
It’s common in business for non-creative persons to believe they’ve engineered a means for replacing creativity, which is costly and intermittent and inscrutable to them.  — Mills Baker
Nothing will teach you more about perceived value than taking something with literally no value and selling it in auction format. It teaches you the beauty and power of presentation, and how you can make magic out of nothing. — Sophia Amoruso
There are only two clear tools that work almost all the time for effecting real change. The first is the presence of a visionary leader, but there just isn’t a large number of those folks. The second is a company undergoing the right kind of crisis. Everything in between is people trying to do their best. And that’s where we all live most of the time. — Ed Catmull