Exit Criteria

I spent two years at a big tech company, and in that time I learned a lot about leadership – both how to inspire people to do their very best (and only that), and how to squander their efforts and spoil their enthusiasm. I will quote the late Steve Jobs. Know I am not endorsing him, just presenting some of his ideas.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.

My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.

For a while at least, I have my time back. Hello, World.


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8 Responses to Exit Criteria

  1. bdfuel says:

    Hello Daniel
    We miss you from forum.diybookscanner.org…

  2. Have you left Apple? Let me know…we are building some amazing products and need someone with your camera expertise…

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  4. danreetz says:

    I’ll be checking in from time to time. Great to hear from you.

  5. Ronnie Misra says:

    Dan, I guess I’m a bad friend because I didn’t know you’d left! Keep in touch; I’d love to hear about your future endeavors!

  6. Tim Wilkinson says:

    Thank you for Fake Project. I found it using stumbleupon 8 or 9 (maybe 10?) years ago and it helped me turn my life around. “You were past. You will future. Today, you are here. And you are not dead.” I have tried to live my life by this and spread that message to as many people as I can.

  7. Debra Satchel says:

    Hi Dan,
    I just received a Bernina 1130 as a gift. I tried to download/print the manual you provided but I’m in a public place and can’t download the software required to print it. Would you please send me a link that I can open and download the simplified version without ads?

  8. anick says:

    many thanks for sharing all the useful blog posts.

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