LESS goes Stockholm for LESS2011, join us there in October

Last year I was involved in the organization of a unique conference. LESS2010 was a unique conference because it brought together different communities. We wanted to make sure that people with different points of view would discuss those points of view. The aim was to create a space for sharing ideas from different communities in …

Why learning is important (or why you should attend Scan-Agile ’08). The story of grandpa Tony and grandpa Francis

I’ve come to realize lately that today’s ability to learn is similar to last centuries ability to read. Confused? Let me tell you a story.One of my grandfathers (let’s call him grandpa Francis) knew how to read, he was able to keep up with the latest developments in agriculture and even read the weather forecast …

Admitting mistakes is the first step to learning, not just for you, but also for your team and company

Here is an excellent piece from the blog Evolving excellence about how a worker at Toyota battled his fear of admitting a mistake and was rewarded by his pears and supervisor for not hiding, but rather disclosing the mistake he had done. Admitting you committed a mistake is a very important part of continuous improvement. …