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It Does Not Have To Be Crazy At Work

We are thrilled that our friends at Basecamp, Jason & David, have recently released their new book called It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work.

We wanted to give you a look into the ethos of the book, and hope you’ll take the time to pick it up.

Chaos should not be the natural state at work. Anxiety isn’t a prerequisite for progress. Sitting in meetings all day isn’t required for success. These are all perversions of work — side effects of broken models and follow-the-lemming-off-the-cliff worst practices. Step aside and let the suckers jump.

Calm is profitability.
Calm is protecting people’s time and attention.
Calm is reasonable expectations.
Calm is about 40 hours of work a week.
Calm is ample time off.
Calm is smaller.
Calm is a visible horizon.
Calm is meetings as a last resort.
Calm is contextual communication.
Calm is asynchronous first, real-time second.
Calm is more independence, less interdependence.
Calm is about sustainable practices that can run for the long-term.

By the end of the book you’ll understand it all.

Invest In Your Craft

We’re huge fans of taking steps to invest in your craft. Watch Bonjwing Lee at a Creative Mornings talk in Kansas City talk about just that…

Have a great weekend!

Blinksale + GDPR

At Blinksale, we want to give you the best possible experience to fully enjoy invoicing your clients! We also have the ambition to be as open and transparent with you on how your data interacts with our service, how it is used, and with whom it is shared.

We’re writing this to let you know we will be making changes to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy which go into effect on May 25, 2018, at which point your continued use of the service will be considered acceptance of our updated terms. These changes will reflect the increased transparency requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (more commonly now know as the GDPR).

We totally agree with these requirements and we always will provide you with clarity around how we use and protect your personal data that we collect.

If you have any questions at all regarding how your data is treated and protected, always feel free to let us know. We’re definitely happy to help.

Thank you for using Blinksale! Enjoy the easiest invoicing online!

You Do Not Find Your Purpose, You Build It

We ran across this piece from the Harvard Business Review on purpose from a few months back and thought you would appreciate the read.

Enjoy!

Worth the trip

Recently, Seth Godin wrote a blog post called, Worth a special trip:

“Now that more and more is ordered online, or experienced online, the only trips we take are special trips.

If your offering, your service or your place isn’t worth a special trip, it’s likely we won’t be coming by any time soon.”

If you’re about to use Blinksale to send an invoice, we wanted to write to make you think about the value and quality of the work you are delivering. Make sure it is worth that trip!

One thing most Blinksale users have in common is an unreal excellence – we’re so thankful for the work you all do.

Stay tuned for exciting news soon. Hope you are having a fantastic week!