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Shipping Containers, work, and TCP/UDP? – The Daily PPILL # 128

Shipping Containers, work, and TCP/UDP? – The Daily PPILL # 128

Some time ago, I was listening to a Fresh Air episode about the global supply chain and while hearing about the extreme complexity of properly orchestrating trans-shipment and to efficiently store each container, it came to mind how this could be used to explain two...
The Network Effect – The Daily PPILL #124

The Network Effect – The Daily PPILL #124

The Network effect is a term that describes technologies or trends that become more valuable as more people uses them. There are, of course, very recent examples of this like Facebook or Twitter, but there is also sort of a joke going around. Remember the Fax machine?...
Our own language – The Daily PPILL #119

Our own language – The Daily PPILL #119

Belonging. Where is that in the Maslow hierarchy? Oh yeah, it is pretty basic and important, right after safety and just before “Esteem”. All of us want to belong to a group. There are even those who belong to the group that doesn’t belong to the...
Creative destruction – The Daily PPILL #114

Creative destruction – The Daily PPILL #114

Important transformational work is often tied to doing away with the existing Status Quo. Incremental change, the kind that tweaks and optimizes the existing order, can be done without major upheaval. Adding a feature here, making something better there; that...
The Eisenhower Matrix – The Daily PPILL #109

The Eisenhower Matrix – The Daily PPILL #109

This is something that I have given considerable thought since very long ago. I have always striven to make an impact, and with, to exert change. Because of this, it is vital to be able to focus on the important work that can actually make that change happen. The...
Future mementos – The Daily PPILL #104

Future mementos – The Daily PPILL #104

I was listening at an excellent podcast episode from “99% Invisible”, about how the US flag got designed and crafted. It happens to be that there is an actual surviving specimen of the Star Spangled Banner (not our anthem, but an actual flag), which is now...