inessential by Brent Simmons

Egotistical Bastards

Dave Wiskus on Vector #34:

There’s no Apple Design Award for being the guy on the team who’s right about the most stuff.

People sometimes ask me what it’s like to work with Dave and John. Answer: it’s great.

I have a theory: people who have a track record of doing good work may be egotistical bastards — me, for instance — but their egos are served by the shipping product and not by being right about the decisions along the way.

People who insist on “winning” the process will create products that are less good.

The shipping product is everything. Everything else is nothing.