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I Make Things - Bre Pettis Blog - The Cult of Done Manifesto

I Make Things - Bre Pettis Blog - The Cult of Done Manifesto
Dear Members of the Cult of Done, I present to you a manifesto of done. This was written in collaboration with Kio Stark in 20 minutes because we only had 20 minutes to get it done. The Cult of Done Manifesto There are three states of being. Not knowing, action and completion. Update: James Provost made the awesome poster for the Cult of Done Manifesto. And Joshua Rothaas made this poster.

http://www.brepettis.com/blog/2009/3/3/the-cult-of-done-manifesto.html

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