Me.Friends- -;

Posted by on Feb 22, 2011 in Obituary, Programming | 3 Comments

I lost one of my dearest friends. My first true peer as a programmer, who shared my surprise in 1999 when we learned that pair programming and refactoring were unconventional to other people. A true Linchpin who always valued making a difference over being nice. He continually coached me on developments in my work and […]

Du bist ein Genie

Posted by on Feb 14, 2011 in Community, Linchpin | No Comments

Dies ist die Einleitung des Buches „Linchpin” von Seth Godin, welches ich gerade lese. Leider ist es noch nicht in deutscher Übersetzung erhältlich. Wer sich also einen Eindruck auf Deutsch machen möchte, hier meine Übersetzung der ersten drei Abschnitte: Du bist ein Genie Wenn ein Genie jemand mit außergewöhnlichen Fähigkeiten ist und so einsichtig, dass […]

Berlinale Generation: Une Vie de Chat

Posted by on Feb 14, 2011 in Berlinale, Cinema | No Comments

“Remember the serial jewellery burglaries? I just got the lab reports back… cat paw prints were found everey time.” “Cat paws?” “It’s your case, okay?” “Am I supposed to arrest a cat?” This movie is about a cat—not that much of a surprise considering the title “A Cat’s life” (again, title translations are funny here: […]

Berlinale opened: Jørgen + Anne = sant

Posted by on Feb 12, 2011 in Berlinale, Cinema | No Comments

“Hi, my name is Ane. I’m 9½ years old, 145 centimeters tall, and I weigh 32 kilos. I love fish fingers and climbing trees. I basically like a lot of things. It’s pretty easy to be me!” Yesterday, the 34th Generation (children’s section) of the 61st Berlinale (the annual Berlin International Film Festival)  was opened […]

2011 is the Year of the Linchpin

Posted by on Feb 8, 2011 in Book review, Linchpin | 6 Comments

This is not a book review. This is a statement. A confession. A call-to-arms. I am a Linchpin. It took years to become one, but only minutes to learn what we’re called. My friend Mike Sutton told me last summer I should read the book, but some things need their right moment in time… I started […]

Martie, the management model, built with LEGO

Three weeks ago, Jurgen Appelo asked for volunteers on Twitter . He wanted to pose a challenge to the readers of his new book “Management 3.0”: To win a signed copy of the book, you needed to post something on agile management and mention Martie, the management model: