Thursday, January 08, 2009

Methodist Ministers and other topics

Assorted things:
  • Bob Sutton uses a study of Methodist ministers to draw conclusions about leadership.
  • The Dirty Jobs host talks about peripeteia, anagnorisis, and finding value in your work.
  • One of my neighbors has a stinky fireplace, I hope they are consulting this.
  • Kathy Sierra from the 2008 O'Reilly emerging technologies conference mentions the Alan Kay video I've talked about previously.
  • And Kent Beck from the 2008 O'Reilly Rails conference retrospects about the last 20 years of his work in extreme programming, Smalltalk (there's Alan Kay again), design patterns, and the influence of physical architecture.
  • Guy Kawasaki at the November 2008 Commonwealth Club on "No Bull Shiitake". He talks about Steve Jobs, Woz, Obama, the best part of working at Apple in the early days, funding young entrepreneurs.