115: Tension Between Opposites with Sam Joseph

January 30th, 2019 · 59 mins 42 secs

About this Episode

01:30 – Sam’s Superpower: Persistence

AgileVentures Blog

08:07 – Mindfulness and Relaxation; Nonviolent Communication

Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication by Shambhala

17:23 – Collaborative Communication and Learning

26:17 – The Tension Between Code/Architectural Beauty and Delivering Working Solutions That Meet End-Users Needs

The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman

38:49 – Being “Used to Things” and Getting Things Done via Incremental Changes

Technology Strategy: Leaky Boats and Rocket Ships


John: 1) Thinking about relaxation as something you do as opposed to things you don’t do.

2) Learning how communication works and communicate better with other people more authentically.

Jamey: Reading people cues is hard and beating yourself up over missed communication is not productive.

Sam: Sometimes it’s okay to not have emotional energy to make changes.

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