Category: Culture & Competency

On Learning Something New

Derek offers his experiences and advice on learning JavaScript. If you don’t want to learn JavaScript though, there are some excellent principles of deep learning in his post: Build a real foundation and solid understanding. Don’t start with “little bits.” Go with multiple learning pathways at the same […]

Collaboration vs. Cooperation

On Quora someone asked about the difference between collaboration and cooperation. Danny was first to answer with: Collaboration is “working together toward a shared goal”. I don’t know the formal definition of cooperation but guess it means “working together”. People do not require a shared goal to cooperate. […]

On Reading Books

Hugh writes about the benefits he experienced from getting back to reading actual books, as opposed to being constantly caught up in digital flows of information. I started to wonder: could training myself to read books again help me manage the digital information stress in the rest of […]

Belonging to an Open Network

Writing on Medium, Michael explores the power of an open network as a contributor to career success, and uses it to analyse what made Steve Jobs so successful. Of course, we can equally apply the core idea to our individual, group, and organisational work too (please click through […]