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

11. Jan, 2022

Picture taken from Comic Agile#85 – Conway’s Law

The good thing is you can directly go to the Comic Agile website and search for any kind of topic related to the "secret" world of AGILE 🤔. The more old-school and haptical approach is to get their 1st book and turn every page until you find, what you are looking for. Both approaches still have their justification.

I found #85 and #58 – Agile Island today, both fit well to the agile transformation we are in today. On the one side the old organization and management are still in place, on the other side the new organization and agile ways of working are building up slowly. Conflicts in a mixed environment are to be expected and happening. Conway's law might also impact an agile reorganization, management in position will not be happy to change and loose responsibility.

  • Funny Customer Demo video, more manual than automated 😎 
  • 7 Ways HR Will Look Different in 2022
  • 4 Subtle Blindspots Holding You Back in Your Career (and What To Do About Them)
  • Progress and peril on the road to net zero
  • Closing the agile achievement gap


10. Jan, 2022

“If we do not create and control our environment, our environment creates and controls us. And the result turns us into someone we do not recognize.” – Marshall Goldsmith


8 Paradoxical Habits of Wildly Successful People

9. Jan, 2022

Besides the references on the picture the link to the LinkedIn articles: Left picture and right picture.

Going back to work tomorrow after a 3 weeks break. Time is running quickly. It was a great and relaxing time, no New Year resolutions, but the #Rest22in22 idea and the success/fail JAR. Will be sufficient for now 👍😎.

One good achievement were the 6 parts about the Symbiosis topic. Starting with the biology definition: the relationship between two different kinds of living things that live together and depend on each other - I covered the most obvious ones:

  • Animals, flora and fauna
  • Solar and wildlife
  • Cork as connection between nature and technology
  • A forrest - Reforestation and Deforestation
  • Eco Friendly Pest Control Alternatives  and
  • Natural enemies of animals, to avoid using pesticides

and less obvious ones:

  • Marvel's Peter Parker well known as Spider-Man
  • Working from home during COVID-19 - a new work-life symbiosis
  • The Nissan lunar rover prototype
  • Bringing diversity in e.g. culture, country, language, age, gender, education (maybe study yes/no) into the company
  • A Symbiosis with one or several books
  • Teaching geometry by using crocheted hyperbolic planes

As you can see/read, I covered a wide variety of topics and examples. Just in case you did not had the chance to follow by Symbiosis series so far, here the links again, all in one place:

I wish you a great start into an interesting and surprising 2022, just in case you are going back to work tomorrow as well 🤔:

  • The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week (07-Jan-22)
  • TED Playlist: Legends of the design world
  • The 5 Biggest Connected And Autonomous Vehicle Trends In 2022
  • The 10 Best Examples of NFTs


8. Jan, 2022

Picture initially coming from Teachers Pay Teachers

As mentioned on 03-Jan-22 my "successes" and "fuck-ups" will go into the 2022 JAR 😎. Today I had the opportunity to put two FAIL notes into the JAR at the same time 👍.

The first one is related to being too nice and not clear enough with a NO. As mentioned I had the discussion with the Online Learning Platform this week and was pretty sure after the phone call already that I do not need this environment in my current situation. But I did agree to listen into a presentation about the platform by a senior manager Friday evening. On short notice I decided to skip it and had a reminder email the next morning that I should select another presentation for the one I missed. Today I was really clear that the platform should put their future marketing effort into other customers, to avoid wasting our time, hopefully this NO was clear enough?

The other FAIL was even more work intensive. On my private laptop I am using Linux Mint as the main operating system and work environment. Yesterday the upgrade to version 20.3 became available. You can always do a clean install or install the upgrade above the running system. The clean install is recommended, because advanced users have much more possibilities to make changes to their operating system (open source) than on Microsoft Windows. Before the upgrade you get a lot of information about the new functionality, the potential risks of the upgrade versus the clean install and that it is your responsibility and decision, what to do in the end 🤔. The last 3 - 4 upgrades did run smoothly, so I decided to go this route again, my FAIL. In the end I could not start the environment anymore, but still had access to my data.

As a clean install has the benefit of a clear focus on the absolute minimum functionality, this is what I did in the end. The ~30 minute upgrade did take more than 3 hours including backup/restore of my personal data and downloading the 2+ GB installation file, BUT now everything is fresh, clean and small. My learning is clear --> the more often you reinstall, the faster it goes. Less data and applications with a well structured reinstallation process is the higher quality approach and saves time in the end 😎, if you believe it or not.

A FAIL or Fuck-up only stays like this as long as you do not learn anything out of it.

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7. Jan, 2022

Picture taken from

TED Playlist: Editor's Picks of 2021 --