Increase Efficiency of Remote Communications

Do you want to increase the efficiency of your remote communications by a factor of ten? Keep reading then. Respond immediately. If you have all the necessary information to respond to an e-mail, do it now. You already spent time reading the e-mail. By not responding immediately, you are wasting time re-reading it next time and categorizing…

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Creating Courses and Talks with Mind Maps

Many people are intrigued when I say that I am able to cut my course and talk preparation time by roughly 70% using mind maps. The first instinct is to write slides, but that is wrong. Slides are linear. With the ability to make transitions, add pictures and express ideas in full sentences, they are a…

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What is technical debt

Technical debt means saving money on development now but paying more money later. Let me explain this concept in detail. What is a debt? It’s called a technical “debt” because it works like any other debt. Say you want a $100K house today, but you don’t have that money upfront. That’s what mortgages are for. If you…

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How to kill creativity, part 1

Edit: I recommend reading this article first and then watching the video afterwards. It will make more sense in this order. I first viewed this enlightening lecture on creativity by John Cleese (Monty Python) a few years ago. Since then, I saw an incredible progress in my problem-solving skills and generated countless creative ideas. John…

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Raise the red flag

All project failures can be prevented. There are countless reasons. Some technical and some non-technical.  Some internal and some external. Some we can control and some we cannot. But there is one thing that they all have in common: we can raise the red flag. With enough experience, we can see things coming before it’s…

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