My favorites for week 32, 2010

Big GrinSomething to laugh: my favorite comic strip of the weekabout golf

  I didn’t know we played golf already B.C. According to Wikipedia this started in the 15th century. Anyway, this little comic clip is a nice example of a complicated solution which usually looks more interesting than the simple way to success. But only if it works. If it doesn’t it suddenly might look pretty stupid. Something to keep in mind next time when designing a solution for a customer.


Cool Something to discover: my favorite bookmark of the weekabout unsucking corporate language
A nice recommendation from Lifehacker this morning: “Unsuck It Translates Awful Corporate Speak into Plain English”. How do you like this one: “Accelerated Emergence of High Maturity Behaviors” ? If you need a translation, visit I was wondering whether “Low Hanging Fruits” are in there as well, one of my favorites. Of course they are ! How is “learning” expressed in corporate speak ? “Knowledge Acquisition”. “Sharing information” ? Check it out yourself. Embarrassed

  Something to enjoy: my favorite photo  on flickr under a Common Creative licenseabout Stonehenge and London

"Stonehenge" by Marcel Germain.

Here is a nice shot of a famous place from MarcelGermain from Barcelona: “Stonehenge”. Just today he came up with another awesome photo: “A postcard from London II”.

A postcard from London II
"A postcard from London II" by Marcel Germain.

Something to talk about: my favorite quote of the weekabout fear and knowledge

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.

I don’t necessarily agree to the first part of the quote, but definitely to the second part. Usually we fear the unknown, and as the unknown becomes better known to us fear usually goes away. Like when you join a new project: at the beginning you might be full of fear and uncertainty. As soon as you get more into it and start knowing more and more about it you know how to put your hands around it and how to deal with it. Even if you realize you ended up in a troubled project, as soon as you know this and where the trouble is you have means to address this and thus move your fear aside. The fear becomes a challenge then, may be even an exciting one.

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