This week I have learned:

  • My ability to think on my feet is still pretty good.
  • The competitive spirit that can be provoked in many people who work in corporates leaves me bemused.
  • Working out loud is such an alien concept to so many people.
  • The fear of something so often is so much greater than the reality.
  • Meeting people from Twitter is so great.
  • The German word “Teufelskreis” is their equivalent to a vicious circle. Literally translated it means “Devil’s Circle”. That seems more apt.
  • When people ask the question “how do you get your work?” the answer is involved, and says nothing about pipelines or funnels. Pipelines and funnels are what happens when you start to throw money at business development.
  • Mille Miglia makes pizzas bigger than I can eat.
  • I still don’t get why organisations call people who aren’t managers “Individual Contributors” and not “Team contributors”. Framing is everything.
  • “I showed my daughter a picture of the Lego tulip I made” is the best thing I have heard out of a day’s work in ages.
  • New things may be afoot.

Next week:

An old new thing, and an old old thing.

The week in pictures:

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