I Learnt

Things I have learnt over time ...

Getting quieter to get louder

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2 min, 391 words

Austin Kleon wrote an article about how we can get used to anything. Something is new and exciting but before too long it becomes the normal and we are no longer excited by it. It seems to be part of our nature.

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Categories: life

Work in 2030

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6 min, 1012 words

There are two camps of people where I work; those who want to return to the office and those who want to remain working remotely. The former group tend to be those whose work involves spending most of the day talking to people (the "business" side of the company). The latter group tend to be those whose work is mostly focussed around thinking - or have family and enjoy the balance this approach affords. I fall into the latter camp on both counts.

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Categories: work

Future proofing

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2 min, 247 words

It is always tempting when buying or designing things to plan for the future; to add features that make your design or purchase "future proof".

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Categories: life

Capturing memories

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1 min, 183 words

A PhD student has created a way to capture conversations with hospice patients that their relatives can play back and listen to at any time later.

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Preparation meets opportunity

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2 min, 231 words

Another podcast ... I was listening to Guy Raz interview General David Petraeus on the "Wisdom from the top" podcast. Towards the end he made the observation that luck is where preparation meets opportunity. This implies the more prepared you are then the more "lucky" you will be when opportunities arise.

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