Vision and Execution: Apple’s Plan to Kill The Mouse

I’ll admit it, I’m a bit of a fanboy. Maybe not so much an Apple fanboy as a software fanboy. My fascination with software goes back to the very first time I had a computer demonstrated to me as a kid, and today, Apple is probably the only company whose products give me that feeling […]

Release More Often Without Risking Anything

Joakim Holm has written an awesome post about breaking through the wall of conventional thinking, smashing a dilemma into pieces, and finding a third option along the way. One day soon they realize that “Hey, we’re pretty good. We can take advantage of that and release more often without risking anything.” via Breaking through the […]

Experiential Learning (No More “Silentium”)

Over the last five years, I’ve taught lots of classes to lots of people. If I knew it before, I’m convinced of it now: lecturing is not the most effective way to help others truly learn. The problem with lecturing is that it doesn’t really do much to change someone’s behavior, at least not in […]

Pit of Specialization

In an effort to prove I’m not a perfectionist, I’m publishing this work of art I just created, while sketching out some ideas for an upcoming talk. Being a specialist can be a double-edged sword. Have you experienced this pit? Did you like it there, or did you find a way to get out of […]

Common Pitfall: Planning Alone

Many organizations forget that planning is all about the planning. You’ve probably heard the saying: “The plan is nothing, the planning is everything”. For me, that means that the process of planning itself is, to a large degree, what creates belief in and understanding of the plans. The plans will break anyhow (we’ll still do […]

This Week Online – Saturday, May 14, 2011

This week I managed to squeeze in three days of consulting and two days of public teaching. Side effect: less time over for reading. Still, here’s some of the stuff that piqued my interest online this week. Bright and Terrible Jay Yarow of Business Insider published a short post about what’s it like to fail […]

This Week Online – Saturday, May 7, 2011

Here’s a mixed list of some of the things I appreciated online this week. They might turn out to be useful to you as well. Fake and Shapes Randy Rice published a blog post that listed different testing tools that came up during a tutorial session he hosted at StarEast 2011. I don’t work as […]