This week I’m leading off with a pair of items on the brain and recovering from challenging cognitive tasks: Cognitive Recovery Time and A Dream Interpretation: Tuneups for the Brain (NY Times, login required). The first suggests that your brain needs time to recover after doing something challenging. The second reinforces the importance of sleep and dreams in integrating ideas and information. What does this mean for TEDx attendees next week? I’m not sure except that we presenters will have to work hard to make our ideas stick. I also think it’s a bad sign for the typical two-three day Agile training course.
Joe Little shares his: Agile Principles—examples: all WIP is bad; bad news doesn’t get better with age. You learn the fastest by small mistakes.
Ilja Preuss says something that’s been on my mind for a while: Index Cards are Tools, too!
Johanna Rothmann tells “How Not to Win Friends and Influence People”, and I’m only disappointed that she didn’t name names.
Finally Abby Fichtner reminds us: Agile Leadership: Methodology Ain’t Enough