Zen & the Art of Work – review part 5 – “Preparing time”

After a number of blog posts on the US elections, which I found too interesting not to observe and write about, I'm back to "touching the keyboard", as Kourosh himself referred to it. I'm back to writing my thoughts about his excellent course "Zen and the Art of Work". This is the fifth part of … Continue reading Zen & the Art of Work – review part 5 – “Preparing time”

“Workflow” reviewed part V – Invest Space, Time & Attention

Kourosh Dini's work "Workflow" has been my trusted companion book for the past days and weeks. It is not a book one should read voraciously. Rather, I like to go in and taste a small, esquisite bite of the deep knowledge it holds. Today, I want to kick around some ideas about the following statement: … Continue reading “Workflow” reviewed part V – Invest Space, Time & Attention

“Workflow” reviewed part IV – Elegance marks organizational maturity

Preface - Poetry out of left field When I started reading Kourosh' chapter on aesthetics, about one sixth of the way into his epic work "Workflow: Beyond productivity", I was not convinced I would find anything relevant from an larger organization's point of view. After all, what is there in larger scale organizations that requires … Continue reading “Workflow” reviewed part IV – Elegance marks organizational maturity

“Workflow” reviewed part III – Invisibility & trusted returns

A quick aside: About my review As you may have noticed by now, I'm not really reviewing Kourosh Dini's most recent book "Workflow: Beyond Productivity" in a traditional manner. As a book, it appears to have an epic objective, which is to provide a deep background to our thinking about productivity and more. It tries … Continue reading “Workflow” reviewed part III – Invisibility & trusted returns

“Workflow” reviewed part II – Organizational decay

In his excellent new book "Workflow: Beyond Productivity", Kourosh Dini states the following: "Any aspect of organization, be it task, checklist, container, memorized concepts, or otherwise decays in time as it relates to an intention." If you think a bit about it, it is very true. Your organizational "tool" serves its purpose, after which it … Continue reading “Workflow” reviewed part II – Organizational decay