Swimming in circles

Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. I call these Friday’s Finds.

@KarenGowen – “Writing a novel takes a long time but not writing it takes even longer.”

@EskoKilpi – “Reach, together with symmetry and equality, were the things that made the Internet such a radical social innovation.”

Polish proverb: “Every time you feel yourself being pulled into other people’s nonsense, repeat these words: not my circus, not my monkeys.” – via @nickbilton

@snowdedThinking simply, in context

Now complexity theory is if anything a more radical shift in our understanding and it can hurt those accustomed to the case based approach to management, repeating recipes derived from past practice.  Or worse having one successful project then generalising it into a universal method, something that the Agile community seems especially prone to.  The essence is to understand that the basic ideas are very simple, to use the key phrase from The Children’s Party Story …

@GDogwiseThe Value of Agile & 70:20:10: Are We Swimming in Circles?

I really believe bundling the 70:20:10 model with an agile [intentional] design and development is an attractive approach. This methodology places emphasis on incremental improvements to Performance while we build the formal Learning piece and, by the way, we are driving tangible business result sooner than later. Using that same bundled approach to only reduce time-to-training is like putting a flipper on a one-legged duck – still swimming in circles – but swimming them faster.

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