A nasty area of Project Management is handling the Portfolio of open and future Projects. (more)

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The Center of This Universe. Get used to it. (more)

In film criticism, auteur theory holds that a film reflects the director's personal Creative Vision, as if they were the primary "auteur" (the French word for "author"). In spite of—and sometimes even because of—the production of the film as part of an industrial process, the auteur's creative voice is distinct enough to shine through studio interference and the collective process... Starting in the 1960s, some film critics began criticising auteur theory's focus on the authorial role of the director. Pauline Kael and Sarris feuded in the pages of The New Yorker and various film magazines.[5][6] One reason for the backlash is the collaborative aspect of shooting a film, and in the theory's privileging of the role of the director (whose name, at times, has become more important than the movie itself). In Kael's review of Citizen Kane, a classic film for the auteur model, she points out how the film made extensive use of the distinctive talents of co-writer Herman J. Mankiewicz and cinematographer Gregg Toland... In 2006, David Kipen coined the term Schreiber Theory to refer to the theory of the screenwriter as the principal author of a film. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auteur_theory (more)

Chunk of released software work, within iterative flow.

Ron Jeffries is not working on a new Agile Software Development framework, but he is thinking through the process to clarify his thinking. (more)

Johnstown Never Believed Donald Trump Would Help. They Still Love Him Anyway. (more)

Caught the Tom Peters act courtesy of SyBase/AvantGo. Would have gotten a free copy of his book, but couldn't stand to sit through the rest of the day of sales hooey. Some semi-quotes: (more)

Here's a Blog Thread to follow: (more)

Culture-accepted cluster of Game Rules. Term often used by Robert Anton Wilson, incl Blue costumes are real. Guns are real. Cars with bubble-gum machines on top are real. Cops are a social fiction. and Ego is a social fiction for which one person at a time gets all the blame.

This was a page from ZWiki days that would get pulled from for a sticky header quote. (more)

An anthropologist is a person engaged in the practice of anthropology. Anthropology is the study of various aspects of humans within past and present societies.[1][2][3] Social anthropology and cultural anthropology[1][2][3] study the norms and values of societies. Linguistic anthropology studies how language affects social life. Biological or physical anthropology[1][2][3] studies the biological development of humans. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropologist

Movie about teen life. (more)

Can we pay people even if they're not working, and have that work out ok? (more)

Review of Four Futures: Life After Capitalism – will robots bring utopia or terror? ISBN:1781688133 (more)

one flavor of Welfare Reform, where people are given work to do in return for their Public Assistance. Often end up really being Bullshit Jobs. (more)

Mencius Moldbug offers a number of approaches to reducing UnEmployment. (more)

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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!

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

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