Blue Blistering Barnacles!

Just watched The Adventure of Tintin. For me, the story is so-so. Maybe that’s because I’m getting old :-p. However, I’m amazed with the technology today. The animation is very good; it’s smooth and human-like. But, if you want me to be perfect, there’s one thing that I can’t find it good enough. It’s the animation of taking/holding something. It’s still not natural enough to me.

One more thing for you, here is a good quote from Captain Haddock in the movie:

Failed. There are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool. A loser. Don’t you ever say it of yourself. You send out the wrong signal, that is what people pick up. Don’t you understand? You care about something, you fight for it. You hit a wall, you push through it. There’s something you need to know about failure, Tintin. You can never let it defeat you.

Steve Jobs on recruitment

It’s not just recruiting. After recruiting, it’s building an environment that makes people feel they are surrounded by equally talented people and their work is bigger than they are. The feeling that the work will have tremendous influence and is part of a strong, clear vision—all those things. Recruiting usually requires more than you alone can do, so I’ve found that collaborative recruiting and having a culture that recruits the “A” players is the best way. Any interviewee will speak with at least a dozen people in several areas of this company, not just those in the area that he would work in. That way a lot of your “A” employees get broad exposure to the company, and—by having a company culture that supports them if they feel strongly enough—the current employees can veto a candidate.

In the Company of Giants, 1997