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Entries from June 2010

The End of Credentials

June 28th, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips No journalism degree? Not needed to blog and break news. Not a pro photographer? Not needed to publish world-wide on Flickr. No computer science degree? Not needed to learn programming and work. I believe these things to be true. I believe that you don’t have to have a credential from an organization […]

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Tags: Change · Employment · Learning


June 24th, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips A list of some fun things. This past weekend, someone asked, When was the last time you had fun? I thought about this for a while (there is a message in there about thinking about feelings, but let’s not digress to that today). I wrote a list: taking a walk for 1,100 […]

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Tags: Family · Fun

Writing Short

June 21st, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter – Mark Twain About ten years ago I was working on a project where we were writing career descriptions. We were supposed to describe the steps a person would take to learn their job, train themselves, and do ever increasing […]

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Tags: Writing

Some Phases of Writing a Book

June 17th, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I’ve noticed a few phases of writing a book: planning or outlining and researching writing – the first time rewriting – several times I can’t look at this anymore, I am sick of it a publisher accepts it the book is published and I receive a copy I cannot read any of […]

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Tags: Writing

Can’t These Guys Read?

June 14th, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips It is a gift when someone else reads my writing and offers comments. I had to learn how to accept and use that gift. I write a lot – more than most people. Sometimes, I am fortunate enough to have a few people read my writing before I submit it for publication. […]

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Tags: Writing

I’ll Know It When I See It

June 10th, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Some people don’t know what they want until they see it. This can be agonizing for those of us who decide what we want and then do it. There is a way for the two of us to work together. The conversation usually proceeds like this: Me: You tell me what you […]

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Tags: Communication · Differences · People · Process

The Technology Imperative

June 7th, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips The Technology Imperative states that if a new technology exists, we need it. Logic and business school lessons don’t matter. It happened again this week. I was visiting someone at their office in another building. The man I was visiting was slouched over in his chair with a face that asked, “Why […]

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Tags: Apple · Culture · iPad · Meetings · Requirements · Technology