I Learnt

Things I have learnt over time ...

Last House Standing

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2 min, 330 words

We had a guest speaker at church on Sunday, the son-in-law of our pastors. He spoke on the subject of "Last House Standing" - based on Matthew 7:24-27, the wise and foolish builders.

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Categories: life bible

Saving lives through design

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2 min, 219 words

A few years ago I had to do first aid training as part of the mandatory training for the youth football team I coached. This included learning how to use a defibrillator - something you obviously hope to never have to use. I was impressed how well it explained each step of what you need to do.

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Categories: life video

Creativity modes

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2 min, 275 words

I recently discovered the Huberman Lab podcast so I have been working through the back catalogue. I was listening to one on creativity and mentioned that creativity is effectively taking existing elements and rearranging them in novel ways. It highlighted that there are two parts to creativity - creating/discovery and linear/implementation.

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Categories: life podcast

Tiny Projects

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2 min, 229 words

Like lots of people, especially developers, I have a long list of potential business/app ideas that sit around and gather dust. Some of them are just impractical, some I don't have the skills to do but the biggest constraint is time and the battle with all the other commitments life throws at you.

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Categories: business

Are you considering time sensitivity?

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1 min, 197 words

Somethings in life are time sensitive and some are not. A business opportunity may be time sensitive in that it will only be a success when certain things are aligned or maybe new technologies are available.

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Categories: life podcast

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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