I write about design, technology, and people.
Sometimes I photograph places I visit.
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Tranquility in one photo.
Let me tell you about my recent smartwatch experiment. Last
year I wrote a post about how I couldn’t think of any good
way to incorporate that technology in my life.
It’s always prudent to question your own beliefs and reasoning
from time to time, so I decided to borrow a smartwatch for two
weeks and use it as much as I could.
I tried calligraphy for the first time today and it was
wonderful. As with all new skills, it felt awkward and almost
unattainable at first. After practicing for a couple of hours,
I could write all letters of the alphabet and some simple
words. First milestone reached.
Now, with all tools ready and basics learned, the path to
mastery is clear: just put years of deliberate practice into it.
I discovered this phrase years ago as one of Toyota Production
System’s core principles. Genchi genbutsu roughly translates
to “go and see for yourself”. It means you have to come to the
place where actual work is done and observe. This is the only
way to understand a problem and come up with a solution.
Writing well opens doors in your professional life. Writing
badly is shooting yourself in the foot. By writing I mean
written communication, not writing a novel or another work of
fiction. I still firmly believe that communication is a
critical component for success in business and written
communication plays a major role in that.
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