Whenever I have thought about where I work and where else I could work, I've always asked myself, "What product do I love today that I think should be much much bigger and used by many more people in the world?" If the product I was working on wasn't in the top 5, I'd think about trying to go work on a product that did fit into that list for me. It's really important to choose something you legitimately love and believe can be a lot bigger and more important in the world. If you convince yourself to work somewhere because you think it can pay you a lot of money, you won't be as happy working on it, and you won't go to sleep or wake up thinking about how you can make the product better nearly as often.

josh elman on work
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