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
Okay, so it's really awesome (it's been years since I used that word) to be in a list such as this, but there is so much value in these read-me's, you would not believe it. Dig in, you can find them here. One of the things I will be doing in the coming days is … Continue reading Manager read-me’s
I am not an artist. Far from it. But I can truly appreciate art of any kind when I encounter it. Now, the art I most appreciate is often written. And the books I read are usually accidental discoveries. I hear about them either through some of the blogs I read, or because I heard … Continue reading Just a suggestion for weekend reading
Via Shawn Blanc, whose excellent web-efforts such as The Sweet Setup are worth a look, and then some solid hours of browsing, this link to Jocelyn K. Glei’s interesting article on how to combat the reactiveness you introduce in your work yourself because of the way you manage your email inbox. Jocelyn states: All those … Continue reading Don’t let strangers walk unannounced through your email front door
Simon Sinek wrote a wonderful book, called “Start with Why”, which you can read more about here. It has been a catalyst in a process of a couple of months where I had been working on defining a set of personal fundamentals. In case you are interested, you can read them here. Enjoy!