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 […]

When I think of flow the first thing that comes to mind is Enya. Her music has an ethereal quality; it transports you into another dimension. But flow is not only reserved for esoteric musicians. It happens in all aspects of life when a person is doing what they are meant to be doing. …flow…A […]

Drug dealers know that their products are so good that they can give some of it away for free. They know their users will be back for more! So structure your product in bite sized bits and then give some of it away for free. For more cool thoughts on software development get a copy […]

The picture in your head © karbos Of course, the first thing you think of is the interrupt controller, you nerd. No, this is more about being interrupted at work. We touched on this in a mentioned elsewhere in this blog, and I was thinking we need to make it practical. Is there a connection […]

According to 37Signals the best employees are everywhere. The advances in technology has made it possible to hire people who are geographically remote from the main office. And they practice what they preach: The company exist of 16 people, living in 8 cities on two continents!

This is a conference bike. Originally conceived as an artwork by internationally recognized artist/inventor Eric Staller, the CoBi can be used for a variety of purposes and is a great way to have your (7 minute) meetings. One steers (preferably the blabbering fool) and everybody else pedals. Have a look:

How many hours a week do you spend at work? So does that mean you enjoy the paint peeling off the walls and drinking railway? Oh, you don’t know what railway is…? It’s a term a friend of mine uses for very cheap coffee (shudder). The guys at Fog Creek wanted to create the best […]

It’s cute and we think it works so we want to tell you about it… Check out Google’s latest innovation, Instant, that shows you results as you type.

Brilliant jerks? Don’t tolerate them – they break the team spirit.

A lot of the stuff we talked about at our Who Dunnit Differently get together doesn’t fit into the larger categories (that will be the topics of future posts), so in order not to lose any of the wisdom of those ideas I’m introducing the Dunnit of the Day. This will be a daily short […]