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Are You Telling the Story of Your Software?

Stories connect the analytic with the synthetic: Analytic thinking deconstructs the problem, creating knowledge; Synthetic thinking puts the problem back together again, creating understanding.

Piet Mondrian, Composition with Red, Blue, and Yellow

Don’t Mix the Paint! Primitives and Composites in the World of Software

This Article was Originally Published in InfoQ on August 16th What color do you think of when you hear the word “red”? Ask 100 people, they will give you 100 different answers. Even with an anchor to help—a can of Coke, perhaps—there will be differences. So begins The Interaction of Color by Josef Albers, whereContinue reading “Don’t Mix the Paint! Primitives and Composites in the World of Software”

Collaboration Calculus

Two of my favourite books show us the yin and yang of success – the individual and the team. Dan Pink’s Drive describes three key areas of motivation and personal growth: Autonomy: The desire to be self-directed Mastery: The urge to get better skills Purpose: The need to work with meaning Meanwhile, in David Marquet’s Turn the ShipContinue reading “Collaboration Calculus”

Synthetic Management

Synthetic Management is the use of empirical and experience-based management practices to support synthetic work

Hello World

I threw this site together because I write about a lot of different things and want to place to put them. There’s really two motivations: Goal #1: stay motivated to write. If I just write in in a notebook, I don’t get the feeling of finishing anything. All the stuff in my notebook is “inContinue reading “Hello World”


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