Learning is positive and participatory. Taking lessons, less so. Which one makes you excited?
Options rather than roadmaps writes Ryan Singer. Because roadmaps carry a risk of uncertainty, expectations and guilt. You declare where you are going and that creates pressure. Options remain open, they can be explored further and may or may not be taken further.
Singer is writing about software development, but I’m sure this could be applied elsewhere.
Ultimately, of course, strategy is about choice: Where are you going to play and where do you want to succeed?
The Communications Dream vs the Communications Reality. Sometimes your plan works out exactly as you thought, sometimes it turns out differently. One vital issue: how did you manage to adjust to changes on the way. Because there will always be changes.
Surely you’re joking Mr. Feynman is one of my favorite books from this year. Listening to the audiobook has been pure joy. There is a love of science, mathematics and physics that shines through every chapter. At the same time Feynman seems to have been a delightfully quirky character who was genuinely interested in people and the world around him.