February 26, 2008

Stop Working : Be Passionate

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Brice Le Blévennec

Very interesting post on Seth Godin’s blog who sets a distinction between two categories of workers : the workaholics and the passionates.

A workaholic lives on fear. It’s fear that drives him to show up all the time. The best defense, apparently, is a good attendance record.

A new class of jobs (and workers) is creating a different sort of worker, though. This is the person who works out of passion and curiosity, not fear.

And it’s exactly what our mindset at Emakina: creating exciting jobs that keep us working much longer than the usual “from nine to five”. Just because we like what we do. Designing cool websites. Taking up technological challenges. Brainstorming on the great idea that will make our next campaign successful. Like Jeff Bezos (Amazon CEO) once said : “Have fun, work hard.”

decorné

yes I think it’s very important to dive into work with fun …

create web applications is sometimes harder because the customer want that, the designer say that, the programmer say another thing … and we must keep an eye on the budget.

We sometimes feel that our heads will explode, but what a pleasure when the baby arrive

If we have no fun, our work will be sad and dull and so long to complete.

sorry for my poor english 🙂

sébastien decorné – project manager