Proceeding with my writing in more blog style on this page ...

16. Jul, 2019

Thanks again to Tanmay Vora, his IdeasDrawn are an inspiration and treasure trove for great material, see  http://qaspire.com/2016/08/22/leading-and-learning-how-to-feed-a-community/ 

"It's good to learn from your mistakes. It's better to learn from other people's mistakes." -- Warren Buffett, American - Businessman Born: August 30, 1930,  https://www.forbes.com/profile/warren-buffett/#1c6ff0a14639 

When kids are young, they are mostly learning by copying the behavior of others, most of the time their parents and siblings. During their education time (kindergarten and school) teachers and classmates are coming into the equation. Then there are idols, role models, influencer and Youtuber more often. Learning by hopefully good examples and being creative to explore areas that are new or not well covered by somebody else so far.

This was my personal approach as well, when I started my management career some years back Cool. In the mindset of "Stealing with Pride" respectively "Copy and transfer", I took the good stuff from people I have experienced and was creative in new areas that nobody could cover with a good enough example for my ambitions back then.

In the meantime as best ager with 56+ years I see this much more relaxed and basically feed the community around me, like you can see it on the picture and in my BLOG. As good listener and observer I am seeing good and bad role model examples. When role models go bad or fall in not so positive paradigms, it becomes really difficult for the people around them. Believe it or not, bad examples have impact as well and pull people down. So stay away from role models gone bad ...

I have to tell you, I'm proudest of my life off the court. There will always be great basketball players who bounce that little round ball, but my proudest moments are affecting people's lives, effecting change, being a role model in the community. Magic Johnson, American - Athlete Born: August 14, 1959,  https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/j/johnsma02.html 

P.S.: Paid to learn  https://seths.blog/2019/07/paid-to-learn/ 

 

14. Jul, 2019

A really small challenge by Pentoz https://www.pentoz.com/ 

Still possible to solve the riddle without a piece of paper, just give it a try. Did anybody try one of the banana bread recipies in the meantime? I would be interested in some feedback Blush.

Busy times at work with the two projects in parallel, but we are making some good progress. It is always interesting to see, when Common Sense and KISS (https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/kiss-keep-it-simple-stupid-a-design-principle) meets the growing complexity of processes, ways of working and thinking in the work place. 

Just minutes ago I have seen an interesting report on TV about an invention from the Netherlands, not really a surprise as it is related to a kind of bicycle, see  https://lopifitus.com/. Very much appreciated in the Arabic world, due to their standard dresses.

More project work next week and the summer weather seems to be coming back after Wednesday, we will see. Below a summary of interesting material to check out:

I read, I study, I examine, I listen, I think, and out of all that I try to form an idea into which I put as much common sense as I can. Marquis de Lafayette, French - Revolutionary September 6, 1757 - May 20, 1834 

 

13. Jul, 2019

Picture by Oxford Leadership https://www.oxfordleadership.com/

Perfect fit to the theme of the last days.

More Oxford Leadership material to be checked out:
https://www.oxfordleadership.com/leadership-4-0/
https://www.oxfordleadership.com/insights-centre/leadership-thoughts/
https://www.oxfordleadership.com/case-studies/

12. Jul, 2019

Picture by https://pixabay.com/photos/life-suicide-leaving-reaching-3089646/ 

From a "cow" perspective the grass is always greener and tastes much better on the other side of the fence. Beyond the comfort zone ...

A lot of people will ask you to Think outside the Box, what is basically beyond your personal comfort zone in most cases ...

Try Solving These 8 Puzzles to Prove You’re Thinking Outside the Box  https://brightside.me/wonder-quizzes/try-solving-these-8-puzzles-to-prove-youre-thinking-outside-the-box-280660/ 

“Thinking outside of the box is unnecessary when there are no boxes in your imagination.”
Matshona Dhliwayo https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7978664.Matshona_Dhliwayo 

To really get ready for - Going beyond your comfort zone - check the following book summary on Youtube, worth it and a good learning experience or motivation point:

CAN'T HURT ME by David Goggins | Core Message  https://youtu.be/TnR8UWVdrWQ , https://www.fearlessmotivation.com/2017/07/24/david-goggins-quotes/ 

You have to be willing to go to war with yourself and create a whole new identity. David Goggins, American - Athlete Born: February 17, 1975

 

11. Jul, 2019

Picture by 邓尧逢 Tang Yau Hoong at  http://tangyauhoong.com/about/ 

This picture is a perfect fit to the story from yesterday - "Spend a little bit more time at the beginning to get the basics right" - why not just looking round the corner broadening your horizon? It does not hurt and has a lot of benefits.

Interested in a quick test? -  Innovators: Are You a Challenger or a Defender? - check this out  https://www.strategy-business.com/feature/Innovators-Are-You-a-Challenger-or-a-Defender. My result was --> You are a CHALLENGER!

Some more or less related materials:

“In origami the first folding should be done very well, so that the paper can stand. So it is in life. The children should receive a good education, because if they do not have a good structure they can not stand upright.” -- Kazuko Horiuchi