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Analysis Paralysis: To be smart or wise

I don’t think anyone who knows me will ever use the term ‘perfectionist’ on me. I’m more often than not, described as easy-going and amiable. And despite my most recent role change from a FTWM (fulltime working mum) to a SAHM (stay-at-home mum), and having LOADS of time at home with the kids now, I gather that friends and acquaintances will never believe that I will ever evolve into a ‘tiger mum’. 667 more words


I updated the intro of Rules of Thumb for Human Systems with selections from Small b blogging.

Small b blogging is learning to write and think with the network.

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If It Says, "Don't," Somebody Did

Dear Aidelem,

If you see a rule, pretty much any rule, and the rules says, “Never do that,” it means someone did. The opposite is true too. 613 more words

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More books. Less Truth

Dear Aidelem,

Some people collect baseball cards. (Who? I don’t know. Somebody must, or they wouldn’t keep printing them.) Other people collect cars. I collect stuff too, but I’m a geek so I collect things like good definitions, songs that fit together, and rules of thumb. 414 more words

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Good Design Gets You in the Game...

…great design is the game winner.

Welcome to the world where design is king.

In the old days, designers were an afterthought, the people at the end of the production process. 577 more words



I was practicing guitar – a piece I’ve played thousands of times through over 4 years of near-daily practice, and have not yet mastered: Cliffs of Dover, by Eric Johnson. 511 more words


Rules of Thumb: A Guide to Surviving the Best Experimental Years of Your Young Adult Life

Rules of Thumb: A Guide to Surviving the Best Experimental Years of Your Young Adult Life.

By Amanda Barnard

I recently went to the US border and during the process of renewing my Nexus passport the Canadian border officer gave me three valuable tips that I’d like to share with you. 914 more words