Sunday, 24 April 2011

Taking the looong way

You cannot avoid death. But you can try to take the longer way there.

Of course you cannot fully avoid sickness, accidents, becoming a victim of something etc. But you can try.

I sure will.

I will at least never take any shortcuts to get there (death) sooner. Well, a few perhaps. I mean, life is there for you to live, right?

Death is the only thing that is certain in life. But no need to rush it there.

Remember the destination is not the goal - the journey is. Have a great journey!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

1st - Share view

Not sure if it's happen a lot. But when it does it makes me sad...

Manager: "When I asked him how to deal with the problem he said he didn't know. So I told him what to do. "

This is of course bad in many ways.

(1) Expecting to get a solution (answer) immediately only works for Simple situations. If the problem or situation is Complicated or Complex we need another approach. (see Cynefin framework)

(2) The manager has also now taught the employee to treat everything as Simple. No time to waste. Everything is just Best Practice and common sense. Just do it!

We need to first figure out what domain the situation and problem belongs to. And in that process we need to see and understand how the other part and team view the situation.

-"I need to protect me from this animal!"
-"Simple. You need a weapon. Here, take this shotgun!"
-"Eh. It's an ant..."

Share the view. Build the solution.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Snygg eller bra?

Här en underlig annons som dök upp på ComputerSwedens webplats (2011-04-01). Och det är väl tur att det är 1:a april.

Kan man inte vara bra om man är snygg?

Det finns säkert en smart tanke bakom annonstexten ... eller?