In the Top 100

Jurgen Appelo, the wildly popular Dutch blogger, makes lists, among other things. His latest is the Top 100 Agile Books. He’s worked out a formula that takes into account reviews, average ratings, and continued interest. Not perfect, but I’m not going to complain, because I made the list–twice! Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management…

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Stuck in Neutral

When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep. Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness A few months ago, I began writing a “Technically Speaking” column for this issue and just couldn’t make myself finish it. I started over on another topic, but couldn’t work up much energy for it. I…

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