It’s not the tools

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“It is a poor workman who blames his tools – the good man gets on with the job, given what he’s got, and gets the best answer he can.” And I suggest that by altering the problem, by looking at the thing differently, you can make a great deal of difference in your final productivity because you can either do it in such a fashion that people can indeed build on what you’ve done, or you can do it in such a fashion that the next person has to essentially duplicate again what you’ve done.

It isn’t just a matter of the job, it’s the way you write the report, the way you write the paper, the whole attitude. It’s just as easy to do a broad, general job as one very special case. And it’s much more satisfying and rewarding!”

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Alex Beauchamp

Written by Alex Beauchamp, Girl At Play is the real-time chronicles of when she left a corporate career in 2001 to become a creative entrepreneur and all the ups and downs that happened. As of 2017, Alex is a successful content and creative strategist for brands like Anthropologie, Disney and Airbnb and resides in Santa Monica CA.

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