Oblivious To The Things You Do

Sometimes when you are in the heat of doing things you become completely oblivious to how things are being perceived by others.  At AgileOpenNorthwest we were talking about Agile software development and started to talk about Where Are Your Keys.  The discussion quickly became about understanding how we learn is so important to the skill set of the new economy.  Everyone started talking about the current broken educational systems.  At one point someone blurted out “What are we going to do? Change the educational system?”.  I answered, “Yes, we are.”.  Everyone at the table looked at me like I had three eyes.  I had just got on a plane to come to the conference directly from leaving our first Educational Unconference to change the educational system, so this seemed normal to me.

Take Away

When challenging the norm becomes your norm expect people to look at you funny.


  1. Wow. I was involved with ABEC in 2002 as a volunteer consultant into the formation of the group. My wife and I started our company as a way to bring adult learning concepts into the driver training field.

    The need to change is loud and clear, and the resistance is huge. Not only that, but there is clearly a lack of understanding of the need to change that we have witnessed in our business venture, and that exists throughout the education community.

    I love what Gangplank is all about. We will do what we can (and call on us if appropriate) to move this forward.

    Rich & Maria Wojtczak

  2. Great Article!

    If I could write like this I would be well chuffed 😉

    The more I read articles of such quality as this (which is rare), the more I think there might be a future for the Web. Keep it up, as it were.

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