Passive to Active: Good, Better, Best

One of my fellow guest bloggers on OutlierDeveloper.com, Andrea Angela, has a great article explaining the importance of Active Learning over Passive Learning. I would like to take you through a worked example of how you could apply this principle to achieve much better results. Let’s suppose you are interested in learning Angular JS but…

Self Scrutiny

Always scrutinize yourself. Even if the project went really well, ask “What could I have done differently? What would I do differently I was to do it again now?”. “This system of self-analysis, self education, continued year after year, did more for me than any other one thing I have ever attempted ” – How…

Why I’m not yet sold on the Pomodoro Technique

As part of my research into Work Life Balance I have been reading John Sonmez’s book Soft Skills, which is an excellent book overall. John is a big fan of the Pomodoro Technique for maximizing productivity and does 50-55 pomodori per week. While I can see that there are several advantages to using the technique,…

Work/Life Balance

Work super hard…if you look at the maths, if someone is working 50 hours a week then you’ll get twice as much done over the course of a year by working 100 hours per week – Elon Musk The other week was pretty tough. I wasn’t sleeping as well as I normally do. By Thursday…

I don’t care anymore!

“That was even worse than the last take! I look terrible! I’m even balder than I thought! I sound like a robot! A drunk slurry robot! There must be a presenting talent gene that I don’t have. I can’t bare to watch myself back any more. There’s no way I’m going to let anyone else…

Book and Course Pairings

Just like a good Sommelier can recommend a good wine to complement a good meal, there are many books that pair very well with online courses. Here are some pairings that I have found work well. If you have your own recommendations, please let everyone know via the comments. I am developing this post so…

Final, almost final farewell

It was good, but a little strange, to be back with everyone at Just Retirement again. There were a number of people I was very pleased to see again, and I couple of people I was sorry to see not there and hope I can find a way to meet up again with. It was…