I Learnt

Things I have learnt over time ...

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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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

How to find a missing Sonos

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2 min, 210 words

We recently purchased a Sonos Beam and hooked it up to 2 Sonos Play Ones we already had. It works really well and we are really pleased with it. We expected to mostly use it with the TV but have found ourselves using it more and more to play music. However every few days the Sonos app seems to lose the setup. The TV still works with it but the application does not show the system - this is very frustrating.

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Professionalism and the extra mile

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2 min, 308 words

We had been planning to have a large garden summerhouse built for a number of months and we were finally in a position to do so. After a lot of research we decided to engage a local company as we liked the style of building they produced and the price was also competitive.

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Openness, discussions and success

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6 min, 1069 words

I work very closely with two colleagues - and have done so for a number of years. Together we have experienced some serious ups and downs in the company we work for and also personally. We have each reached a point where we were close to leaving; we have each had something happen in our lives where the others have supported us.

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Categories: life work