Friday's Finds post-DevLearn 2010

Here are some of the things I learned via Twitter this past:

“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.” – Abigail Adams via @Adisaan

“What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.” – Thoreau via @shauser

“the learning profession is the hole in the data donut” – Ellen Wagner @edwsonoma at DevLearn 2010

Or, as noted thought leader Ted Williams said, “If you don’t think too good, don’t think too much.” via @Dave_Ferguson

Hierarchies are systematically stupid and inefficient, for the following reasons … via @prem_k

People in authority make stupid decisions because the people who know more than they do are their subordinates, and the only people who can hold them accountable know even less than they do.

The only way the people doing the work can get anything done is to treat irrational authority as an obstacle to be routed around, the same way the Internet treats censorship as damage and routes around it.

In a complex environment, analysis loses its primacy & long-term planning becomes impossible. via @downes

Book: Mojo in its purest form is an internal positive spirit toward what you’re doing which shows on the outside: via @marshallgoldsmith

Note: now I need to reflect on all the other things I came across and learned at the DevLearn 2010 conference in San Francisco.

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