I Learnt

Things I have learnt over time ...

Kenneth Goanascis

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1 min, 139 words

Many years ago when I ran an engineering team for a consultancy we would get calls almost every day from recruitment agencies trying to pitch their services to us.

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WeWork versus IWork

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2 min, 242 words

A colleague just spent the day at a WeWork and commented on how badly named it was.

It's official, WeWorks are so hard to work in. Ironic really.

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Categories: business

Is fear of failure really the fear of judgement?

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3 min, 445 words

In the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho there is a quote “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” This ties in nicely with an observation from Gino Wickman in a podcast with Lewis Howes (School of Greatness) recently. He observed that in a lot of cases the fear of failure is really a fear of judgement.

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How can a forcing function help me achieve things?

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1 min, 179 words

In the David Perell podcast with Daniel Gross they also talked about forcing functions. They started by discussing why Israel seems to be so strong in the tech industry and whether their unique circumstances may be the cause. They talked about how they approach problems as they are forced to deal with the consequences if they don’t - compared to other nations that try to solve problems as they may be impacted by them at some point in the future.

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Categories: life podcast

Is the level too hard?

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1 min, 197 words

I have been interested in the use of gamification to achieve things for a while. Given my son’s love of the Xbox I have also wondered if it could be used in some way to help him study.

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Building a collection of habits

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3 min, 415 words

I have followed the writing of David Perell for a while and recently listened to some of the podcasts he has recorded. Somehow I stumbled on one with Daniel Gross. Towards the end of the podcast David mentions his aim to build the largest collection of habits he can.

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Commuting to my office at home

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2 min, 394 words

Scott Hanselman posted a tweet with the following tip:

Here's a tip that my remote team does - When you get up in the morning, if you're willing and able, try COMMUTING to your home office! Go for a circle around your neighbourhood and arrive back home to your home/remote office! It psychologically marks the start and end of the day.

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Categories: life work