Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule

Katerina Trajchevska shared this story with me earlier this week and I wanted to share it with all of you.

It is an old but epic essay by Paul Graham on the difference between manager’s and maker’s schedule. It talks about why programmers dislike meetings and how forcing them to attend meaningless meetings can cost you more than it benefits you.

For someone on the maker’s schedule, having a meeting is like throwing an exception. It doesn’t merely cause you to switch from one task to another; it changes the mode in which you work.

A must read, if you haven't already.


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