work smarter, not harder

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work smarter, not harder

A business axiom that prioritizes efficiency above all else. Before we begin coding, let's think if we can reuse any of the old code. Work smarter, not harder, right?
See also: hard, not, work
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"It boils down the old bromide of 'work smarter not harder,'" says Schackne.