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No shortcuts. No magic bullets.

In Thoughts on 2011.06.17 at 11:54 pm

One way or another, creating distinctive software comes back to a stable team accumulating specialized knowledge and crunching it into a rich model. No shortcuts. No magic bullets. — Eric Evans, Domain Driven Design


The Holographic Internet

In Thoughts on 2011.03.03 at 3:51 pm

If the ‘hive mind’ is my audience, who am I? — Jaron Lanier

Shipping Art

In Thoughts on 2010.04.06 at 2:26 pm

“Art is never finished, only abandoned” — Leonardo da Vinci

Expect Failure, Learn, Be Tenacious

In Thoughts on 2010.01.10 at 11:26 am

To help teams to strive for an improvement set a goal then have them ask, “What can we do to make it work?” not “Will it work?”


In Thoughts on 2009.12.24 at 1:47 pm

Do This – “Set Goal – Take Action – Learn – Learn – Learn”

Not This – “Set Goal – Debate Best Action – Debate – Debate – Debate”

Discover the Best Action

In Thoughts on 2009.12.24 at 1:36 pm

Taking immediate action matters more than predicting which action is best. Learn from your actions and soon you will discover the best action possible.

Setting Target Conditions

In Thoughts on 2009.12.24 at 1:28 pm

Set target conditions that can be achieved in a one to four week time period, for best results.

Ask yourself…

In Thoughts on 2009.12.15 at 11:03 am

What condition are you and your team in now?
What condition would you like to be in next to advance toward your vision?
How will you get there and what obstacles do you need to overcome to get there?

Then take action.


In Thoughts on 2009.12.15 at 10:45 am

Vision serves as a direction giver. Do not spend any time discussing whether your vision is achievable. Spend a lot of effort making incremental changes to bring you closer.

Continuous Improvement

In Thoughts on 2009.12.13 at 8:20 pm

Continuous improvement involves moving toward a goal through unpredictable territory. This can only be done by knowing where your are, where you want to go, and then by watching and responding to actual conditions as you move.

Ready…  Fire…  Aim, Aim, Aim, Aim…