Best 34 Quotes & Tweets on Tools

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1

The most powerful productivity tool ever invented is simply the word "no."

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

2

The most powerful permissionless tools are the spoken word, the written word, mathematics, and the computer. An irresistible stack of leverage for the ambitious creative.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

Any discipline or institution whose output is to tell people how to think and behave eventually gets co-opted and corrupted. Only disciplines and institutions whose output tells us how to manipulate nature, tools, and systems can stay objective.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

This may be the last generation that has a powerful tool like the Internet, and the focused attention span to do deep work.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

5

The fact that programmers continue to use "magic" as a derogative for tools they're too lazy to understand boggles my mind. You really have to be an utter killjoy to decide "yeah, magic, I hate that" when your job is literally to invent programs for computers to perform.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

6

The best people need direction, not hierarchy; trust, not bureaucracy; and freedom, not excessive controls. These tools turn your great people into good ones so your less than average ones become average.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

7

The greatest management tool in history is a focused, leisurely walk and conversation.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

8

A spoon is a great tool, but that doesn’t mean you can use it to cut a steak Social media is a great tool, but that doesn’t mean you can use it to solve all of your marketing problems

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

9

Language is a tool, communication is a craft.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

10

Most PMs believe giving customers more features and richer customization options will improve overall user experience In most cases, this fails Give people a robust core—the minimum applicable tools necessary to hold that line and watch them shower you with attention

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

11

If variations in individual performance are amplified by the tools (technology) available (and those tools are getting better), then we can expect the gap between the most productive and least productive people in a society to increase over time.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

12

Besides labor, which is fought over in the status hierarchy, leverage stems from technology. From tools to money to the printing press to the PC. The latest is the “permissionlessly-programmable network.” Starting with the open Internet and now blockchain market-networks.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

13

THE PARADOX OF SPECIFICITY On the internet, the narrower your brand, the more opportunities come to you. The internet is best matching tool ever invented. Pick an niche. Learn all about it. Share what you learn by writing online. And watch your life improve.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

14

The internet is a tool to channel your interests into income.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

15

If there is one "thinking tool" everyone should have in their mental toolbox it is First Principles Thinking. It is the backbone of creativity and innovation, and a surefire way to think for yourself.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

16

It’s easier than ever to build software. Now, in just a few hours, you can create something that used to take specialized skills and countless days. This is all because of the "no code" tools that let you do so much without writing a single line of code.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

17

Social media does not happen in a bubble You cannot understand how to effectively use social media as a tool unless you understand the fundamentals of marketing/communication/brand/strategy

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

18

Focus on these three things to understand how to grow any business: 1. People 2. Processes 3. Tools In that order.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

19

Apply proven marketing and communication techniques to reach your social media goals. Social media is just a new tool that helps humans do the same things we’ve always done. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you need new solutions to solve old problems.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

20

Value the craft, not the tool.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

21

Social media is a tool. If people do it in real life, they will probably use social media to do it. If people don’t do it in real life, they probably won’t use social media to do it. Understanding people is just as important as understanding platforms.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

22

Substack has singlehandedly made newsletters the new blogs.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

23

The single greatest meeting productivity tool is to kindly ask attendees to put their phones away.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

24

The internet is the highest-leverage tool human beings have ever created. Use it to free yourself.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

25

Collaboration is a mindset not just a set of tools you use.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

26

Remote work for software development is nothing new. It's been around for the better part of 25 years. What's new is the consumer quality tools that improve communication, development, project management and design. There's the delta. Better tools = better throughput/product.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

27

This is also why using a task-first tool to run projects is the wrong approach. When everything’s a task, you tend to make a lot of them! And you tend to make them for other people! The tools you use have a huge impact on how you work. Pay attention to your choices.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

28

The best marketers don’t know more about the latest channel, tool or tactic. The know more about their customers.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

29

Programming environments, patterns, and tools are rarely evaluated squarely on the merits. It's just as much "who has used that lately" and "was it cool". You can belabor that as a shallow process, or you can simply make cool shit people are interested in learning how was built.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

30

The past, present and future of work is distributed. This has been a fact since the Internet came along. We’re not doing anything new, the tools are just getting so much better.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

31

Writing online is the world’s best networking tool. When in doubt skip drinks, and write instead. Over a long enough time horizon, choosing to write is the obvious choice.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

32

Spend time to build tools. Sell tools to buy time.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

33

Everybody talks about the compounding value of money, but nobody talks about the compounding value of tools.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

34

I haven’t heard a single person tell me that they want to use more SaaS at work.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah