No, No, No
How to say no, a collection of templates that answer "no" to any possible question.
Maker's schedule, manager's schedule, an essay by Paul Allen explaining that meetings for makers and managers have very different costs.
Here's what it costs to say yes, an essay by Ryan Holiday to explain his calendar anorexia.
The last of these quotes Seneca:
No person would give up even an inch of their estate, and the slightest dispute with a neighbor can mean hell to pay; yet we easily let others encroach on our lives—worse, we often pave the way for those who will take it over. No person hands out their money to passers-by, but to how many do each of us hand out our lives! We’re tight-fisted with property and money, yet think too little of wasting time, the one thing about which we should all be the toughest misers.
Elixir engineer Ilya Suzdalnitski explains from the perspective of an engineer who has used both why he prefers functional programming to object-oriented programming systems. OOPS!