The Pursuit of Perfection

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In this talk I argue against the premise that "Perfect is the enemy of done." Using my children's book as an example, I propose that, when it comes to personal projects, perfection is a valid and noble cause that raises the baseline. Recorded at Microsoft Tech•Ed 2011 in the Gold Coast, Australia.

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The Pursuit of Perfection

  1. 1. The Pursuit of Perfection Matthew MagainMatthew Magaincharlieweatherburn.com
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  10. 10. “Perfect” is the enemy of “done.” my old boss! Matthew Magain charlieweatherburn.comMatthew Magain flickr.com/photos/therefore/18542525charlieweatherburn.com
  11. 11. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth perfecting. Matthew Magain charlieweatherburn.comMatthew Magain flickr.com/photos/archer10/2215339300charlieweatherburn.com
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