If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And…

GFDA Advice No. 185

Knowledge can be expensive. Typically the people who have it are busy using it, and sharing it with you is only convenient if you’re willing to compensate them. Further, people who don’t have it often don’t realize it, making them a huge pain in the ass. …

Why the fucking f-word.

A teacher once told us, “Your strength is also your weakness.” Meaning, if you focus too heavily on a single aspect of your development, you’ll neglect all others to your detriment (big and strong becomes slow and inflexible, etc.).

Back when GFDA was nothing but a smart-ass, text based website…

GFDA Advice No. 185

Communication should be clear and concise, but most importantly, it should be compelling. For instance, when a building is on fire, you don’t say, “Hello, everyone. It’s going to get uncomfortably warm in here. Allow me to elaborate…” and you sure as hell don’t attempt to start a dialogue on…

GFDA Advice No. 211

To one individual, it may be a terrifying personal risk to open his mouth and share an idea in a meeting: he might be misunderstood, or time his interjection poorly, and feel embarrassed of himself. To another, spending several hundred thousand dollars to take advantage of a market trend is…

GFDA Advice No. 179

Work fucking harder is easily our most controversial piece of advice. Over the years, a number of people have pushed back against it to protect the (apparently) impressionable minds of professionals everywhere from the dangers of burn out.

Burn out is a serious threat to wellbeing, we’ve experienced it more…

Good F*cking Design Advice

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