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A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak … Continue reading

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The Peter Principle

Why there’s a lot of bad managers out there: The Peter principle is a concept in management theory formulated by educator Laurence J. Peter and published in 1969. It states that the selection of a candidate for a position is … Continue reading

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Mappa Mundi

The Hereford Mappa Mundi is the largest medieval map known to still exist. It is a map drawn up by medieval monks to depict our world, based on myths, legend and the monks imagination of distant lands. Beautiful, but laughably … Continue reading

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How to write a problem statement

An example of a quick, simple framework for describing the problem your team will be solving. the specific problem, or user need, the team is addressing the result of the problem the situation, explaining why the problem is a priority … Continue reading

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Eric Reis discusses the ‘The 5 Whys’

Eric Reis discusses Toyota’s famous technique for identifying root causes. More here

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Scaling Agile @ Spotify with Tribes, Squads, Chapters & Guilds

Old gold: how Spotify attempted to solve some of the problems inherent in having large cross discipline Agile teams https://ucvox.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/113617905-scaling-agile-spotify-11.pdf

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The Sean Ellis Test

Sean Ellis ran a consulting company, 12in6, that specialized in helping startups during their growth transition stage (post Product/Market Fit). As a condition to taking on a client, he conducted a qualitative survey across a sampling of the company’s users … Continue reading

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3 types of reasoning: Deductive, Inductive and Abductive

Deductive reasoning is the traditional form of reasoning you’ll be familiar with from pure maths or physics. You start with a general hypothesis, then use evidence to prove (or disprove) its validity. In business, this type of thinking is probably … Continue reading

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Coming together to do great things is the secret to design success

In this week’s Digital Distractions, senior UX designer James Reece – a member of the BIMA Hot 100 ­– explains how breaking down boundaries produces the best digital results… Have you heard the one about the UX designer, front-end dev … Continue reading

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Design is only a hypothesis

A genius of the Renaissance reminds us why we should always test and improve our designs. “Art is never finished, only abandoned.” Leonardo da Vinci Now I’m not saying that we are Renaissance geniuses. I’m not even saying we are … Continue reading

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