Trust, but verify

Ronald Reagan and the Belgian law dealing with subsidy conditions Ronald Reagan used this old Russian proverb (“Doveryai, no proveryai”) when referring to his relationship with the Russians in the context of the nuclear disarmament in the 1980’s. In essence, the proverb refers to the understanding that any agreement needs to be accompanied by some … Continue reading Trust, but verify

Clay Shirky on newspapers or really any innovative industry

Vacation time is reading time. And I’ve built up quite a queue of Instapaper articles I needed to get through. As I was moving my archive to DevonThink, in order to be able to consult it quicker, I came across this quite old article by Clay Shirky. Titled “Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable”, Shirky explains … Continue reading Clay Shirky on newspapers or really any innovative industry

About taking notes with pen on paper

I’m probably one of the more technologically inclined people within my environment. I use an iPhone, work quite a lot with an iPad as one of my main tools, communicate on WhatsApp, use markdown as a language to write documents which I export to Microsoft Word for those who have yet to master the art … Continue reading About taking notes with pen on paper

Zen & the Art of Work – review part 7 – “addressing thoughts”

This is the seventh part of my review of Kourosh Dini's video product which consists of 16 "sessions", video chapters, on how to get to beter work. You can find more about it here. It guides the users through the first steps in the build and the acquisition of a new or improved toolset which … Continue reading Zen & the Art of Work – review part 7 – “addressing thoughts”