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I like blogs more than books. Well. Certain types of blogs.
The best blogs are like Desperate Housewives, The Sopranos and Six Feet Under. You can enjoy an individual episode, but true bliss only happens by watching every single episode from every single season from these fabulous television series.
My two favorite blogs are Fluent Self by Havi Brooks and Penelope Trunk by, well, herself. Every blog post is great on its own. But you miss more than half if you only read a single post. You miss the steps that Havi and Penelope had to go through to get to their insights.
How the authors cope with gaps and how they resolve these gaps in their thinking, that is what I find fascinating.
That’s why this blog is more like journal than a book. It is by no means a finished product. Oh I wished
If you want to enjoy the diversity in communication, if you want to enjoy the fact that not everybody likes to receive the information the same way, you don’t need a list of tricks. You need a passion to explore. Well. You don’t “need” anything. But you know what I mean.
In the tradition of the Agile manifesto, we would write something like:
“Exploration over lists”.
So. Yes. Wow. The Project Shrink has a deeper level. Wow. Who would have known?
Actually. It is more like a “higher” level. “Meta” even.
Trying out different mechanisms to talk about stuff is perhaps the most important element I really hope you take away from all these ramblings.
Like this for example. A doodle about how a project culture is “created”. Without actually being “created”. It is more like “revealed”. And the tools to do it are language (the labels we choose, the stories we tell, the associations we have) and visualization.
This combines my webinar on project culture, the discussions about essential conversations and templated conversations, the balance between homogeneity and diversity in teams, and the concepts of boundaries, containers and rhythms.