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Thomas Jefferson – Attitude

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Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.Thomas Jefferson

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A Worthy Post-it Distraction

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So I know this video is old, but it’s worth to watch and enjoy. This is a great distraction for a cold Friday!
 

Happy Birthday America!

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We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.William Faulkner

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Words Mean Things – Maniac or Bacon

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Well, it has been almost three years with the maniac and now it’s time for a change.  Actually, what has occurred is that some nice person told me, Matt, to Google the definition of maniac.  So I did, and here’s what I found:

maniac (plural maniacs)

  1. An insane person, especially one who suffers from a mania.
  2. A fanatic, a person with an obsession.

At first glance, I thought — well, that works. But I quickly realized, maybe I am crazy, maybe I am a fanatic. Ok, I’m really not — at least I don’t have that perception of myself. In any case, I realized that maybe I should change this because, really I don’t prescribe to the heavily prescriptive approach to anything. I believe in visioning, informing, building, and realizing — I don’t care how I get there, I just happen to feel that Agile Development Methodologies or Agile Project Management is a great way to get there.

That brings us to bacon. Why bacon? Why not? I for one am a big fan of bacon, you can add it to anything and have it enhance the experience. Not to mention, I like to keep things simple and there’s not anything more simple than bacon. Not to mention, to steal from the Chicken & Pig metaphor — I think we are all pigs and we are all committed.

So without further ado, I introduce agilebacon.com. This blog is roughly the same as the old agilemaniac.com, except it is new and improved! I’ve already added some cool features including a Link Library, an embedded Glossary that will provide definitions in-line, and, of course, we have a new look and feel that provides much better readability than ever before.

Please let me know what you think! Comments are open below, my new Twitter handle is online – @agilebaconbeer, and I even broke down by creating a Facebook Agile Bacon page. Thanks again for coming by and giving me a read, and please visit often.

Bruce Feiler: Agile Programming – For Your Family

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Really fun and interesting … cements the fact that Agile methods are more natural, and getting the small wins that make you feel good.  What would happen if we did this in our schools?

Here’s the link to the video on TED … 

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