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By paying more attention to important signals, we can understand them better, and glimpse their unsaid meanings too. But we’ll have to slow down – to hold our nerve like a value investor, or patiently wait as if with a passive index.… Continue reading For insights at work, hold your nerve and pay attention (long read)
What do you do with your new ideas? The connections and sparks that pop to mind when you’re in the shower; in a presentation; on a bus. In these settings I’ve had all sorts of ideas, from thoughts on the past and future of content management (which I still draw on from time to time),… Continue reading Take notes as online help for your creative future self
“Avoid it”, the style guides write, “unless you really know what you are doing”. The implication is you don’t. With examples like “a book is bought by me”, they show the passive voice’s clumsy wordiness. It requires “more cognitive effort”, points out one guide, though so to be honest does the very next sentence, “this… Continue reading You’ve been had. The passive voice was never bad.
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