If the last episode of A Beautiful Anarchy was about the pressure to produce, this one is the (loving) kick in the pants you might need to stop worrying about it and start doing what it takes to widen the margins. I've got 3 ideas about reducing the pressure of time, expectations, and scarcity of ideas; let's talk about it.
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