It’s Not You, It’s Them

A little late-night twittering happened to cast my eye on the news of a new post from Kathy Sierra, who once enthralled an entire generation of creatives with her mission of helping others be more awesome. The post is up on Hugh McLeod’s blog at Gaping Void: Pixie Dust & The Mountain of Mediocrity, and reminds me what’s important about making products. I’d lost sight of this simple premise: it’s totally about helping other people be more awesome. Not only is it sound psychology, it reminds me to put compassion and love for the work first.