Category Archives: competence

Words I didn’t know, have googled/wikipedia-ed

Actinic (Solar page 118) Actinism is the property of solar radiation that leads to the production of photochemical and photobiological effects Agapanthus Some species of Agapanthus are commonly known as lily of the Nile (or African lily in the UK), … Continue reading

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*Excellent* video on Big M and small m meetings by Johnnie Moore. Watch this!!!

http://johnniemoore.com/big-m-meetings/

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Not agnostic about agnatology – ignorance as a weapon in the never-ending class war

Don’t let your slaves learn to read. Not even the Bible, and the bits about the sons of Ham. Who knows what else they might do with that tool you have put in their hands. The field ones, definitely not. … Continue reading

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What happens when you get rid of managers? Excellent interesting reading…

Hat-tip Tim Kastelle… http://stoweboyd.com/post/88000463327/what-happens-when-you-get-rid-of-managers

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Notes on competence, availability and reliability

Clearly if you’re going to embark on big (and unpaid) projects with people, it helps if they have Competence Remember – competence is a social phenomenon. It is hard for an eagle to soar when surrounded by turkeys. If your … Continue reading

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The Emperor’s New… nudist colony

Let’s get over the idea that our lords and masters are shame-able. The little boy calls it out and a) is denounced as a communist/terrorist-sympathiser and gets his skinny ass rendered to Gitmo and/or b) is derided as “unrealistic” and … Continue reading

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Three stories about trust

I lend someone my video camera to take some footage, on the basis that he will meet me at place x at 11am the following day, because I need the camera to do some filming. He knows this.  I wait … Continue reading

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