The Bible for Creatives


The War of Art is my personal bible. It saved me and my career more than once.  

Steven Pressfield work is a philosophy book and a guide. It explores why people in general, and creative especially postpone tasks and procrastinate. He also gives the reader tools to deal with procrastination.  

Procrastination is an addiction. It’s not something you can solve, it’s something you need to battle constantly. You need to fight it everyday and never let your guard down. The Art of War is the tool to win this constant war. 

As product managers you owe yourself to read this book. It won’t only help you with your own work. It will help you help the designers and engineers you work with.   


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Seneca on strife

I'm contemplating tonight on this quote.  

 “I don’t agree with those who plunge headlong into the middle of the flood and who, accepting a turbulent life, struggle daily in great spirit with difficult circumstances. The wise person will endure that, but won’t choose it—choosing to be at peace, rather than at war.”