Category Archives: Culture Hacking

Sunday Book Review : Smart Tribes by Christine Comaford

SmartTribes: How Teams Become Brilliant Together by Christine Comaford
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The content here seems to all line up. The “critter state” seems similar to Seth Godin’s “Lizard Brain”. The concept of a high performing team (tribe) resonates [...]

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Sunday Book Review : Remote by David Heinemeier Hansson

Remote: Office Not Required by David Heinemeier Hansson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I tend to find myself repeatedly finding I agree a lot with Jason and David even though I struggle to identify with them. I thought for sure this [...]

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Sunday Book Review : The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I have a reputation of being some what of a negative cuss. In the spirit of ever seeking improvement of myself, I figured I [...]

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Sunday Book Review : Next: The Future Just Happened by Michael Lewis

Next: The Future Just Happened by Michael Lewis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I enjoy Lewis’ writing in general, but I particularly liked where he went with Next: The Future Just Happened. Showing how the Internet boom has changed everything. Telling [...]

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Sunday Book Review : Antifragile by Nassim Taleb

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Fantastic book. Challenges everything you think you know about how things work. Economics and statistics turned on their heads and seen through a new light. Nassim [...]

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Sunday Book Review : Makers – The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson

Makers: The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Chris does a great job of laying out the hacker culture and how it has evolved into the maker movement. If you want to know how we got [...]

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Sunday Book Review : Click – The Magic of Instant Connections by Ori Brafman

Click: The Magic of Instant Connections by Ori Brafman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Ori does it again. This book is simply brilliant. It hits so many of the elements necessary for serendipity. Truly fantastic stuff. This is a must read. [...]

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Asking For Help

So the other day we were watching Ashley play play soccer. It’s the middle of November, but in Arizona the weather is good enough that we are able to wear shorts and T-shirts and flip-flops out watching the game. My [...]

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The Difference Between Influence and Manipulation

I was listening to an episode of Partnerships & Possibilities a while back and got to thinking about influence and manipulation.  Here are some of my thoughts.

The difference between influence, positive persuasion and manipulation.
Manipulation is me trying to get what [...]

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Face to Face for Remote Team Members

Seeking Presence
Trying to do Agile practices on teams with remote team members is always a challenge. Especially when there is only one person on the team that this not physically co-located with the rest of the team. It is easy [...]

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