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sionnach commented on the word yak-shaving
Not to be confused with yakshaving, a term used to describe certain wealthy Mongols.
September 12, 2009
chained_bear commented on the word yak-shaving
(see also yak shaving)Actually I love the end of that blog: "The minute you start walking down a path toward a yak shaving party, it's worth making a compromise. Doing it well now is much better than doing it perfectly later." Right on, brother.
August 20, 2009
john commented on the word yak-shaving
Just came across this term on Seth Godin's blog (who apparently discovered it on Joi Ito's Web), and I love it.
bilby commented on the word yak-shaving
I have a feeling that most of what I do is yak-shaving.
April 25, 2008
I'm going to use it today. I hereby swear.
reesetee commented on the word yak-shaving
I must find a way to use this phrase in office meetings.
a seemingly pointless activity which is actually necessary to solve a problem which solves a problem which, several levels of recursion later, solves the real problem you're working on.