I’ve recently finished my chapter for the upcoming Smashing Book #3 (and #3 1/3). For me, writing sometimes (still!) is a very daunting process: my tendency is to believe that I have to produce everything on my own – that I have to formulate and articulate brilliant ideas whilst tapping away on a computer, isolated in my house with no more than my cats as outlets for conversation.

During this process, however, I’ve confirmed what I have been preaching in recent presentations: that collaboration makes the brain blossom. The comfort of knowing that I’m not producing something alone – that many people are involved and invested in making what we are creating collectively the best possible – gives me the space to be less critical of myself. I then feel that I have the space to explore to make mistakes and discoveries, and reach epiphanies of insight along the way.

I’m definitely fan and am ready for even more collaboration.

Dive Deeper

If you want to know more about the Pastry Box Project, you can read about the genesis (and goals) of the project.

Swim In The Stream

A stream of all the thoughts published on the Pastry Box Project is available. Keep it open somewhere, and lose yourself in it whenever you feel like it.

Meet Your Host

There are not only pieces of software talking to each other behind this website. There is a human, too. The Pastry Box is brought to you by Alex Duloz.

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