Dana RossBlog

You Should Keep a Work Journal

January 23rd, 2021 9:26 AM

At the end of the work day, how do you know what you’ve accomplished? Who you spoke to? What decisions were made? I’ve found that keeping a work journal helps me keep perspective while also serving as a vital record of the important conversations I have every day.

Roll Up Your Sleeves

January 16th, 2021 12:37 noon

It’s nerve-wracking to chat with your boss’s boss, even if you only report to them for a few hours more. But to be asked for your advice? That’s awkward. My advice covered several things, but the last thing was the biggest: roll up your sleeves and do the work your team does.

On Moving Fast

January 3rd, 2021 8:50 AM

I’m not a fan of the move fast and break things philosophy that permeated our industry in the last decade. People were moving fast, and things were getting broken a lot. On the other hand, Chidi’s whole character on NBC’s The Good Place was built around his endless decision paralysis and over-analyzing. And I’ve seen first-hand the stagnation and compounding problems that stem from inaction.

Greetings, people of the future!

January 2nd, 2021 8:35 PM

I’ve been building the web since almost the beginning — 1996 to be exact. I’m tired of chasing SEO and social media likes. I’m exhausted from shifting design & software trends. This is my personal home on the internet, and I’m going back to the basics.

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