alexchiri

3 minute read

In the last years, I’ve been reading a fair amount of books. Besides that, I’ve been wanting to read more interesting articles and blogs, which is why I started using Pocket for almost a year now. At the same time, I’ve kept trying all kind of routines that would make me remember more from what I read. In the next paragraphs, I’m going to describe what I am currently doing and although it is not perfect, it feels the best so far, considering I don’t have much time…

alexchiri

11 minute read

Every year, I manage to read one or two books that get my mind going and give me ideas that I could either apply right away or that set me on a larger path of discovery. One or two out of tens, or to be more specific, last year, out of thirty. I started to look into ways I could organise notes and ideas that I find in books in a better way. When I read about the commonplace book method on Ryan Holiday’s blog, I was a bit reluctant, but I liked the idea of taking notes by hand. It feels more real…

alexchiri

2 minute read

After meeting Woody in a number of workshops and presentations about MOB programming, it was an unique and interesting opportunity to watch him talk about a different topic. He gave an inspiring talk about randomness, confirmation bias, serendipity, learning, experimenting, or as he called it “stumbling purposely and purposeful stumbling”. All of these coming from his own life experience, with a melange of personal stories, wise words and simply beautiful drawings.