Tech publisher Tim O’Reilly has been talking a lot about work that matters in the past year. Yesterday, he proposed some starting principles for determining what that work might be:
- Work on something that matters to you more than money.
- Create more value than you capture.
- Take the long view.
Tim fills in all the details in his article.
“We need to build an economy in which the important things are paid for in self-sustaining ways rather than as charities to be funded out of the goodness of our hearts.”
And paraphrasing Rilke:
“What we fight with is so small, and when we win, it makes us small. What we want is to be defeated, decisively, by successively greater things.”