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On Consultants

On Consultants

The MIT Sloan School of Management recently published a talk that Steve Jobs delivered at MIT in 1992. During the speech, he discussed how consultants, are missing a big part of learning that you can only get when you own “something over an extended period of time.” As a consultant, you will drop by, make …

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November in France!

November in France!

Thanks to Aurélien Morvant (Kokan) I will be back in France for two weeks at the end of November. I will present a session around the book Changing Your Team From The Inside during AgileTour Rennes (November 23-24, 2018). I already planned a few other visits to companies and organization to present the book, but …

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The Story Behind The Book

The Story Behind The Book

Earlier this week, I announced the availability of the first edition of Changing Your Team From The Inside. I said in that post that I would tell you the story behind the book. Back in 2013, I started to think about writing a book about the connection between agile and open source values, principles, practices, …

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The First Edition Is Available

The First Edition Is Available

The first edition of Changing Your Team From The Inside is available! Check-out which version is the right one for you! Thank you very much for your support along the way. What I feel today is quite complex. At the same time, I am happy with a sense of accomplishment, AND, I am worried that …

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Great! You asked for more “versions” than expected!

Great! You asked for more “versions” than expected!

Thank you to the subscribers to the mailing-list! I appreciate your support! All the subscribers to the mailing list, before the launch, will receive a 25 % discount on all versions of the book. So please, continue to share with your friends and colleagues! I am making good progress in finishing the book. The reviewers …

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Mailing List Subscribers to receive a 25 % discount on all versions of the book!

Mailing List Subscribers to receive a 25 % discount on all versions of the book!

First of all, I would like to thank the subscriber to the mailing-list! I really appreciate your support! I am happy to announce that all the subscribers to the mailing list, before the launch, will receive a 25 % discount on all versions of the book. I know that this offer leads to two questions. …

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Kanjis at Agile Games France

Kanjis at Agile Games France

The 2018 edition of Agile Games France just ended a few days ago. What is extraordinary about this unconference? The non-organization principle is pushed to the extreme, and reminded from the start to the participants: “If you want something to happen, do it” as it’s originator, Alexandre Boutin, repeats each year during the less than …

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Changing Your Team From The Inside @DevConf.CZ

Changing Your Team From The Inside @DevConf.CZ

I gave a talk today at DevConf in Brno about Changing Your Team From The Inside. The recording is below, and you can follow that link to the slides. Thank you for all the great feedback.    

Care Personally

Care Personally

Care personally and challenge directly. That is how Kim Scott defines Radical Candor. At the end of November, I decided that I will offer her book to some of my colleagues. A book is an opportunity for learning through discussions with others. I already discussed the advantage of a book discussion club, and by offering …

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Let’s get 2018 started!

Let’s get 2018 started!

Maybe you are part of the people I know and we did not hear from each other for quite some time? As it is the beginning of the new year, it is also an excellent moment to take the resolution to let my connector-self express itself more freely. To be able to connect you with …

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