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 ...

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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  • 1. The Pursuit of Perfection Matthew MagainMatthew Magaincharlieweatherburn.com
  • 2. “Perfect” is the enemy of “done.” my old boss! Matthew Magain charlieweatherburn.comMatthew Magain flickr.com/photos/therefore/18542525charlieweatherburn.com
  • 3. perficio: to finish, to bring to an end Matthew Magain charlieweatherburn.comMatthew Magaincharlieweatherburn.com
  • 4. mouse Matthew Magain charlieweatherburn.comMatthew Magaincharlieweatherburn.com
  • 5. Matthew Magain charlieweatherburn.comMatthew Magaincharlieweatherburn.com
  • 6. A kids’ book ... for geeks Matthew Magain charlieweatherburn.comMatthew Magain flickr.com/photos/stephen_rees/5737687940charlieweatherburn.com
  • 7. Matthew Magain charlieweatherburn.comMatthew Magain sbs.com.au/lettersandnumberscharlieweatherburn.com
  • 8. CHARLES WEATHERBURN Matthew Magain charlieweatherburn.comMatthew Magaincharlieweatherburn.com
  • 9. Charlie Weatherburn and the Flying Machine Matthew Magain charlieweatherburn.comMatthew Magaincharlieweatherburn.com
  • 10. “Perfect” is the enemy of “done.” my old boss! Matthew Magain charlieweatherburn.comMatthew Magain flickr.com/photos/therefore/18542525charlieweatherburn.com
  • 11. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth perfecting. Matthew Magain charlieweatherburn.comMatthew Magain flickr.com/photos/archer10/2215339300charlieweatherburn.com
  • 12. Matthew Magain charlieweatherburn.comMatthew Magaincharlieweatherburn.com
  • 13. Matthew Magaincharlieweatherburn.comtwitter: @mattymcg