Monthly Archives: October 2010

Got the sleepies? It might be because you’re stuffing your face with chips and cola. Here are two lists showing which are the ‘brain’ foods and which are the ‘drain’ foods. BRAIN BUILDERS Avocados Bananas Lean beef Brewer’s yeast Broccoli Brown rice Brussel sprouts Cantaloupe Cheese Chicken Collard greens Eggs Flaxseed oil Legumes Milk Oatmeal […]

We’ve recently written a bit about the pomodorotechnique. The principle thing that we want to achieve with this is to improve our levels of concentration and therefore our productivity. Will it help with an XP team? I’ve also found that it helps with general wellbeing when you stand up, re-focus your eyes frequently, stretch a […]

You’ve heard about a power nap, right? Well did you know there are different kinds with different benefits? Here’s the list: THE NANO-NAP: 10 to 20 seconds. Sleep studies haven’t yet concluded whether there are benefits to these brief intervals, like when you nod off on someone’s shoulder on the train. THE MICRO-NAP: two to […]

According to my research (of 2.5 minutes) these are the top reasons for people getting fired: Dishonesty, evasion, or lack of integrity on the job. Lying on a resume. Refusing to follow directions and orders. Talking too much and conducting personal business at work. I have personal experience of this – I got fired as […]

James Robertson ex from Cincom is looking:Need a Smalltalker? I’m Looking

This is a table of people around the world checking out our blog in the past month South Africa 293 United States 50 Canada 39 Brazil 23 United Kingdom 22 Germany 11 Singapore 6 Austria 3 Netherlands 3 Japan 2 So guys who are you?? Drop us a line sometime…

Three rules of work: Out of clutter find simplicity From discord find harmony In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity – Albert Einstein

Read the book Getting results on-line, or buy it! The book argues the agile concept of doing the appropriate thing, at the right time with the right amount of energy (no more or less).Identify your daily 3 outcomes each day, every day. At the very least print the key concepts and plaster them where you […]

Want to get your IT department to go agile? Send them to agile ((re)boot) camp…

One of the topics we touched on is about work spaces and environments. I want to zoom in slightly on the desk / workspace itself. Here follows a bit of a history on my desk experience. I started off at 2 different companies with enclosed offices. In many ways I loved it. I could spend […]