Tying together yesterday’s link to Brent Simmons’s advice for would-be indie developers (“You need to wear out that chair and then buy a new one and then wear out that one”) and the previous link to Malcolm Gladwell’s conclusion that it is perseverance and above all else extraordinary amounts of practice that separates the great from the not-great, is the wonderful German word sitzfleisch:

The ability to endure or carry on with an activity.

(Thanks to DF reader Mark Eli Kalderon.)

Saturday, 15 November 2008