Musing on and about Coherence

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Book review, Thinking Out Loud | 2 Comments
Musing on and about Coherence

Over the last year, I’ve been more and more inspired and intrigued by the concept of coherence. It’s come up from a number of angles, in different contexts of conversation. I think it was Dave Snowden who made me want to investigate it more deeply when he said that SAFe was incoherent, which sounded so much […]

Headology Demystified

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Book review, Coaching, Conference | One Comment

What Agile Coaches Can Learn From Discworld Witches Last week at Agile2013, I did a lightning talk in the people track. I talked about my learnings and insights from reading Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, specifically those about Tiffany, a young girl learning to become a witch. Apart from these books being some of the best […]

Influencial Book List

Posted by on Aug 23, 2011 in Book review | 3 Comments
Influencial Book List

There’s an abundance of lists with Agile books out there, the Essential Agile Reading List by Pat Kua, InfoQ Recommended Agile Books, there’s even an AgileBooks blog. I even created a book and link list myself a while ago, but didn’t update it for quite a while… Two good ones have recently been published or updated: Jurgen Appelo sorts […]

Why I Love the Linchpin Book

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011 in Book review, Linchpin | 4 Comments

My friend Jurgen Appelo recently wrote a review of Linchpin—Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin. He says it’s simplistic, “purple crap”, and calls Seth a Single Strategy God. When I started reading that post, I was first a bit put off by the language… But as I’m quite used to Jurgen being blunt (which he attributes to […]

How to be an Explorer of the World

Posted by on Apr 16, 2011 in Book review, Linchpin | No Comments

Recently got a book in my hands which contains simple, yet amazing tips on how to treat the world like an artist and reflect on what you experience in your world: Write down ten things about the place you’re sitting which you did not recognise when you sat down. Use your senses. Do it quickly. […]

Dan Pink on Motivation

Posted by on Apr 5, 2011 in Book review, Linchpin | No Comments

Watch this awesome TED talk by Daniel Pink on Motivation: I’ve read his books, A Whole New Mind and Drive, last year, and they changed the way I think about management. Reviews will follow….

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:

What’s not optional, Part I+II

Posted by on Dec 1, 2009 in Agile & Lean, Book review | No Comments

Review of Succeeding with Agile by Mike Cohn

How to Nurture Team Growth

Posted by on Nov 30, 2009 in Agile & Lean, Book review | No Comments

Review of Agile Coaching