An old post from the svn blog at 37signals but a reminder that not everyone's number one concern is the big project at work.
That’s why I like working with the family man or woman. They come in as a cold bath of reality. When people have other obligations outside of work that they actually care more about than your probably-not-so-world-changing idea, the crutches are not available as an easy way out, and you’ll have to walk by the power of your good ideas and execution or you’ll fall fast and early. That’s a good thing!
— Hire Family People by 37 Signals