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10 myths about introverts

For those who know me, I don’t think it would be a big surprise if I told them I am a bit of an introvert. I stumbled over a very interesting book review today on a book called The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World, and it looks very interesting. I’ve already added it to my Amazon wish list and will probably buy it pretty soon 😛

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Failure should be an option

Just wanted to share a blog post I stumbled over on Seth’s blog. Since it was very short and very good (and I don’t want to lose it), I’ll just quote the whole thing here.

The flip side

It’s impossible to have a coin with only one side. You can’t have heads without tails.

Innovation is like that. Initiative is like that. Art is like that.

You can’t have success unless you’re prepared to have failure.

As soon as you say, “failure is not an option,” you’ve just said, “innovation is not an option.”

Good point and well said! Definitely something to think about. I’d say this applies both in software development and life in general. And probably in a lot of other areas you might think of 🙂

Professionalism and the Four-Way Test

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Stumbled over another interesting blog post called the Professionalism and the Four-Way Test. It consists of the following four questions:

  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Most definitely something to ask yourself and to reflect upon once in a while; both in your profession and in general life.

Symptoms of Pride

Watching a talk called Studies on Anger, Resentment, and Forgiveness. Very good stuff. In there he mentions a list of symptoms of pride. They are from a book by William Backus called What Your Counselor Never Told You.

Like he says, if you have these symptoms, especially if you have several of them, you should watch out. You may have pride, and soon you might also find yourself with a wounded pride, which will bring emotional health issues into your life; resentment, hostility, anger, et cetera.

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