Tim O’Reilly’s advice: work on stuff that matters.
The most successful companies treat success as a byproduct of achieving their real goal, which is always something bigger and more important than they are.
The best part about Tim’s advice is that it works in boom times *and* in a recession. I have some notes jotted down for this whole post that I’m probably not going to write about how to take advantage of the recession — yes, advantage…the gist: buy low! — and one of the main points is: recessions are temporary so take the long view and keep trying to do what is most important to you, i.e. stuff that matters.