A very short post on this dreary Sunday in Belgium, with too much grey in the sky and way too much wind … Neil Gaiman at his South-by-Southwest keynote: “finish your projects. You will learn more from finishing something than from beginning it. After it's done you can fix it, but you can't fix something … Continue reading Wise words from wise authors
Short one today, working on a longer article on coercive versus directive policies, but this tweet is something to consider. A teacher had her class log all the social media and other notifications their devices sent them during one single period. Think about what we are exposing ourselves to. Here it is again, that link.
It’s often interesting and enlightening to observe your own behaviour and to fully understand why you are behaving like you are. I’ve recently been observing how I listen, and it’s been eye-opening, both in the observation as in the next steps. Listening to the other, or for myself? What was my observation? Turns out I … Continue reading About active listening
You may have heard about imposter syndrome ... the feeling you are going to be found out as the fraud you believe yourself to be any minute now, losing whatever you have built in the process, including your credibility ... Denying my own creativity Some people are never ever confronted with it, while others really … Continue reading Imposter syndrome
One of the most persistent aberrations I have in my thinking about my tools is that I keep looking for that electronic equivalent of a bullet journal. To date, I have not been able to find that solution. Let’s examine what I have been looking for … Simple convenience I’m looking for a tool that … Continue reading The limitations of paper free my thinking
In my opinion, books should never be worshipped. A good book, to be fully appreciated, needs to be thoroughly desecrated, used, worked on, annotated ... The ideas in it need to be examined from all sides, disagreed with, put out in sun and rain, looked at again with fresh eyes ... If you want a … Continue reading Things you cannot do with a Kindle
In 2009, I believe it was, Clay Shirky wrote these words which have even deeper meaning today: When someone demands to know how we are going to replace newspapers, they are really demanding to be told that we are not living through a revolution. They are demanding to be told that old systems won’t break … Continue reading It. Is. Not. Going. To. Be. Okay.