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Great advices, i really liked you mentioned the "find out why it works" part, ideally everyone should secure enough resources to be able to do that.

My advice is be ruthless with your project time estimates, if a client pushes a given timeline (which translates to a given sum) do not settle for anything less than double that, it is the only way to secure enough time resources for you to do things properly.

It is easy to fall in the trap of agreeing to overly optimistic timelines which inevitably get broken, do not give your customer the fleeting joy of a great initial time/money proposal, give him the solid joy of delivering greatness (with the bonus of finishing slightly faster than scheduled if you agreed on the double the optimistic timeline)

There are two issue with this, from the client's perspective you become expensive and slow, you have to make them understand this is the only path to quality.
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In August when Steve stepped down as CEO, I wrote to him:

It's still true.
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Updated some blog-ish type things over at - mostly a new theme and a new blog system. Some writing going back to 1997(!).

Turns out one of the more cringe-worthy things you can do is read your old work, but I'm throwing it up there for everyone to see.
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