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5 books, part 4: Alchemy by Rory Sutherland

“Things are not what they are; they are what we think they are”

5 books, part 3: Loonshots by Safi Bahcall

Loonshot: a widely dismissed idea whose champions are often written off as crazy.

5 books, part 2: Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull

“Figuring out how to build a sustainable culture … wasn’t a singular assignment. It was a day-in-day-out, full-time job.”

5 books, part 1: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

“The world makes much less sense than you think. The coherence comes mostly from the way your mind works.”

Build better companies, teams and products with inspiration from these five books

“The human mind does not run on logic any more than a horse runs on petrol.”

Going back to a laptop

With some changes at The Day Job™ I can no longer get to a lot of important things on my iPad (this, as I’m sure many of you will relate to, is a blessing and a curse). So I took a company laptop. After working on the iPad for over six months, how is that working out for me?

iPad Pro vs laptop, three months in

It’s been a few months since I sold my trusty MacBook and bought an iPad Pro, with the idea of performing all mobile compute on the latter. How has it gone?

Using wired headphones with an iPad Pro

The latest iPad Pro release has carried with it the same furore as the iPhone 7 did … the lack of a traditional headphone socket. I’ve been using a DragonFly DAC, with a tiny USB-C -> USB3 adapter, and it works a treat.

Migrating the runbook: a journey from legacy to DevOps

“Just type this invoice up for me will you please?” asked a sheepish looking Malcolm. “I do have better things to do you know” I replied. “Yes, yes, I know. But who else is going to do it?” “Give it here then!”

My slides from IPExpo London

On October 7th I gave a talk at the IPExpo show about getting from legacy IT to the modern idea of DevOps.