Author Archives: Skip Walter

Lifelet: A walk in the woods in between rain showers

Day 247 of Self Quarantine      Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  245,000  As I doom scrolled through my morning twitter feed, I clicked through to McSweeney’s for a little morning humor to interrupt the many existential crises: NOVEMBER 13, 2020 … Continue reading

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Good Notes 5 – Surprised by Joy Some More

Day 218 of Self Quarantine  Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  219,000   VOTE!! Certain to Win: The Strategy of John Boyd Applied to Business by Chet Richards is one of the books that Professor David Socha and I are referencing for our … Continue reading

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Good Notes 5 – Surprised by Joy

Day 212 of Self Quarantine  Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  214,000   VOTE!! As Professor David Socha and I were collaborating on a paper about “Observe, Don’t Ask” and its role in the software product development life cycle, he pulled out his … Continue reading

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Observe, Don’t Ask. Show, Don’t Tell. Part 3

Day 200 of Self Quarantine             Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  205,000 Rest in Peace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg                                   VOTE!! Professor David … Continue reading

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Observe, Don’t Ask. Show, Don’t Tell. Part 2

Day 194 of Self Quarantine             Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  201,000 Rest in Peace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg                                   VOTE!! After reading … Continue reading

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Observe, Don’t Ask. Show, Don’t Tell.

Day 190 of Self Quarantine             Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  200,000 Rest in Peace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg                                   VOTE!! … Continue reading

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Wait what? A labyrinth? Near my trail?

Day 180 of Self Quarantine             Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  190,000 The habits of each day being another Ground Hog day make me wonder if I am sleep walking through life.  “Wake Up!” was my … Continue reading

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WUKID Extended

Day 177 of Self Quarantine             Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  188,000 Since I met Russ Ackoff thirty years ago and learned about WUKID, I strive to advance from data to wisdom in my learning journeys.  … Continue reading

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The Map is Not the Territory. Or is it?

Day 165 of Self Quarantine             Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  177,000 One of the profound early influences on my thinking was the statement in Alfred Korzybski‘s Science and Sanity “The Map is not the territory.” … Continue reading

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Thoughts on User Research through observation

Day 164 of Self Quarantine             Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  177,000 User research with an emphasis on observing users in their natural living and working environments is a key foundation for software product development.  In … Continue reading

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