VisualWorks announced last year the availability of a Monticello import parcel for Visual Works: but even better – Smalltalk code from any dialect can be browsed if loaded into Soek!! See a demo here: Soek has been developed by Ernest Micklei – check his blog self halt

We’ve started a book club at FINWorks. Our first book to be read and discussed is The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton. While checking it out on Amazon I came across another of his books: The Pleasures and Sorrows of work. Looks like an interesting read…

If you are thinking about changing gears, changing careers or the likes check out this cool Amazon book list as a starting point.

Bureaucracy is organisational scar tissue. When something goes wrong – Pete takes a three hour lunch break – don’t require everyone to fill in time sheets. Just tell Pete that he should eat a his desk.

It’s the difference between eating an ice-cream and doing the dishes 😉

What is it? The Pomodoro Techniqueâ„¢ is a way to get the most out of time management. Turn time into a valuable ally to accomplish what we want to do and chart continuous improvement in the way we do it. Who started it? Francesco Cirillo created the Pomodoro Techniqueâ„¢ in 1992. It is now practiced […]

A company’s real values are shown by who is rewarded, promoted and let go.

There are many great unknown chefs around the world. The ones that are known are the ones who share their recipes. So, go on, cast your bread upon the waters…

Got some workaholics in your company? Get rid of them. Workaholics make other employees feel guilty for leaving on time and thereby create an ass in seat culture where people stay longer but do less. They also solve problems by brute force working hours instead of trying to work more effectively. Sourced from Rework.

In 1997, Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi published the above graph. This graph depicts the relationship between the perceived challenges of a task and one’s perceived skills. This graph illustrates one further aspect of flow: it can only occur when the activity at hand is a higher-than-average challenge and requires above-average skills. The center of this graph represents […]