My bucket-term for schools and similar institutions that provide a more Generative experience than Factory Schooling. (more)

GeePawHill on Technical Debt and Culture: it seems to me that a very great deal of “agile” advice has an implicit prefix, “assuming your team is close to healthy,” you should... the assumption of reasonable health just – to put it as gently as i can manage – doesn’t seem like the sort of assumption we should be making. (Agile Software Development) (more)

Carlota Perez's Technological Revolutions And Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages ISBN:9781843763314, reading because Fred Wilson recommended it. (Published 2002!) (more)

a version of a New Economy that embraces Slack? (more)

I was pondering the next step of CoachBot experiences/media, and a number of people have recently been tweeting/etc about SRS/Anki, random note-reminders, etc. (more)

software estimating is a part of Planning - trying to break down your work backlog into pieces so you can predict how long it will take to work, and also make trade-offs for Time Boxing. (more)

Bob Walsh has written a Web Start Up Success Guide ISBN:1-4302-1985-8. One chapter includes a David Allen interview.

Florida VirtualSchool

Virtual School-s are running into resistance from Teachers Union-s. The same pre-teen who will happily while away hours playing Scrabble with her friends on FaceBook dreads each Thursday afternoon, when she will be forced to laboriously write out a list of spelling words in silence alongside two dozen peers. (more)

A list of people/organizations to be shunned. (more)

Future liability owed on a Product/Project because of short-sighted Decision Making. Or changing reality. (more)

The Craft will by my own Religious Cult, er, social Movement. (more)

person living Lifestyle Design

Venkatesh Rao thinks Entrepreneur-s are the new Labor. (See related Technological Revolutions And Financial Capital - maybe he's talking about changing power relations as a revolution moves through its phases...). (more)

Idea I've named based on a bit of Tim Leary history... (more)

Aaron Swartz on "What are the optimal Cognitive Biases to overcome?" - wasn’t lack of intelligence or resources or Will Power that kept Eliezer Yudkowsky from doing these things, “it was a gap in general rationality.” So if you’re interested in closing the gap, it seems like the skills to prioritize aren’t things like Commitment Effect and the Sunk Cost fallacy, but stuff like “figure out what your goals really are” (Goal Setting), “look at your situation objectively and list the biggest problems” (BottleNeck), “when you’re trying something new and risky, read the ForDummies book about it first”, etc. That’s the stuff I’m interested in writing about. (KnowHow?) (more)


This is the publicly-readable WikiLog Thinking Space of Bill Seitz (a Product Manager and CTO) (also a Wiki-Junkie).

My Calling: to accelerate Evolution by increasing Freedom, Agency, and Leverage of Free Agents and smaller groups (SmallWorld) via D And D of Thinking Tools (software and Games To Play).

See Intro Page for space-related goals, status, etc.; or Wiki Node for more terse summary info.

Beware the War On The Net!


Seeking: CTO/Chief Product Officer-type position in funded organization with entrepreneurial culture, in Chicago area. My value: accelerating business-changing product development.