BizCraft Episode 42: Work, Time & Dealing with Jerks

BizCraft Ep.42

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About the Show

This is BizCraft, the podcast about the business side of web design, recorded live almost every two weeks. Your hosts are Carl Smith (@carlsmith) of nGen Works and Gene Crawford (@genecrawford) of UnmatchedStyle.

Episode Overview

In this episode of BizCraft Carl and Gene talk about doing your best work and being a great person and dealing with people you work with.

Show Flow:

Time, Focus, & Priorities

Is it possible to be great at your job/work and also be great at relationships/family/good friend?

How do you choose what to spend your time on?

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done.” (Steve Jobs)

Walking Out On Walking Out

“We’ve replaced diligence, perseverance, and conflict-resolution, with discontent, arrogance, and entitlement. Work is hard, and hard work is even harder. Jobs can and should be fun, but if we chase fun at all costs, it reveals our misguided interpretation of what work really is.”

Don’t leave when things get tough! Teehen & Lax turning 11 in 2013

How to Deal With the Brilliant Jerks You Work With

Discuss: people types from the article. Then hiring for experience or specific skills.

Who do you hold the bus for? Who is the Dennis Rodman on your team?

Where @ next?

Digital PM Summit Oct 6th & 7th in Austin, TX –

BD Orlando 2014
Breaking Development: Beyond the Desktop
ConvergeFL Nov 7-8th
ConvergeRVA Oct 10th

Drinks at end of show:

Gene: Sierra Nevada Anchor Steam
Carl: 3 Daughters (St. Petersburg)


Gene Crawford

With over a decade of experience in the industry he has overseen the design and architecture of hundreds of web sites and applications. An active member in the design community, he's the editor & producer of, the ConvergeSE, ConvergeFL, ConvergeRVA and the Breaking Development conference series.