Shaping things

Book written by Bruce Sterling, this post contains notes and diagrams related to the concepts covered by the book. Concepts Old wine in new Bottles (chapter 3) Every one of these transitions—Artifact to MACHINE to PRODUCT to GIZMO—involves an expansion of information. It enables a deeper, more intimate, more multiplex interaction between humans and objects. … Read more

From Certain to Win by Chet Richards

Nice review of some of the concepts described by John Boyd in the context of business. Agility The essence of agility and applying Boyd’s ideas to any form of competition is to keep one’s orientation well matched to the real world during times of ambiguity, confusion, and rapid change, when the natural tendency is to … Read more

Building a StoryBrand (by Donald Miller)

Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen I just finished this book, and before ending it I’m using the template proposed by the author to build a clear compelling message for potential customers. You can directly practice here:

The machine stops

This is a science fiction novel published by Edward Morgan Forster in 1909. It describes a world in which almost all humans have lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. Each individual lives in isolation in a ‘cell’, with all bodily and spiritual needs met by the omnipotent, global Machine. It’s … Read more

The Value Flywheel Effect

This book has been written by David Anderson and it contains many details about he proposes to accelerate your organization. The suggestions and approach can be used on any context, but he reviews how to do it on the cloud context. The book is business oriented. This article covers good bunch of important things:

Working Backwards, a book and a method

This book contains insights, stories, and information from Amazon. Written by Colin Bryar and Bill Carr (summary). Table of contents of the Book The Leadership Principles The Bar Raiser Process Single Threaded Leadership Narratives and the Six Pager PR/FAQs — The Working Backwards Process Controllable Input Metrics Wrapping Up Bar raiser process “Bar raiser” is … Read more


I have read this book as part of my participation in a book club. This is also related to something I read about Sociocracy 3.0. After reading it I have the feeling I have not understood how to implement these principles and ideas in real live. I miss a more concrete ways to implement it … Read more

Teams of Teams

This book written by General Stanley McChrystal is part of the readings I’m doing as part of a book-club readings. I have discovered things as: Scientific management by Frederick Taylor, Reductionist approach, Revision of the beginning of the manufacturing industry. The rest of the book is full of anecdotes and other stories that are very common … Read more

Never split the difference

This book written by Chris Voss is a classic recommended by a friend. I started reading without so much expectations, but there have been sections that are really interesting and that give concrete advice about how to negotiate. Negotiation is an art that needs to be practiced and understand how to do it better is … Read more