November 1st, 2012
Some lessons that I’ve learned from personality type, as well as thoughts on how we can apply these insights in the world of IT, published in the journal Personality Type in Depth:
Many thanks to Carol Shumate and Mark Hunziker for their insights throughout the editorial process!
March 28th, 2012
4/16/2012 UPDATE: Slides from the talk are now included below.
I’ll be presenting on this topic at Indiana LinuxFest on April 14th:
If we pay close attention, our interactions with Open Source projects and communities — whether as consumers, contributors, integrators, or enthusiasts — can be catalysts for our own personal development. The insights [...]
February 2nd, 2012
[ This article is also published on the World Type Alliance web site. ]
For me, the genius of MBTI is how it reminds us of the co-arising, interdependent nature of all polarities, through four simple examples. With each pair of opposites — extraversion and introversion, intuition and sensing, thinking and feeling, judging and perceiving [...]
April 25th, 2011
[ This article is also published on opensource.com ]
In a July 2010 post on opensource.com, Jonathan Opp wrote about the nature of giving and participating in a gift culture/economy. One point that he mentions is the benefit of giving freely, without strings attached. I’d like to expand on that, since I think there’s a [...]
January 14th, 2011
In the richly symbolic world of Harry Potter, dementors are creatures which suck out all the hope and joy from life. Under their sway, people wander around aimlessly in an icy fog of depression, out of touch with their true nature and capabilities. I think the name and associated imagery they conjure are an excellent [...]
August 20th, 2010
In Transforming Your Company with Open Source (slide 9), I list some of the distinctive characteristics of four fundamental dimensions of companies:
PEOPLE Talent and Skills Organizational Knowledge and Wisdom Social Networks Communities of Practice Values and Ethics TECHNOLOGY Enabling Possibilities Creating/Designing Products and Services Invention and Innovation Productivity Tools Platforms Managing Realities [...]
September 8th, 2009
Update: 9/28/2009: Added slides
Here are the slides from my LinuxCon 2009 presentation on ways to transform your organization with open source. It builds on insights from Open Source and Interdependent IT and many other areas.
Transforming Your Company with Open Source
Make sure to browse through the notes for the slides as well. You [...]
August 31st, 2009
In The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey presents a maturity continuum that progresses from dependence, to independence, and then to interdependence.
Dependence, Independence and Interdependence
Covey concisely observes: “Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own effort. Interdependent people combine [...]
June 19th, 2009
Here are a few books on time management that I have found to be particularly valuable:
First Things First
I first wrote about First Things First, by Stephen Covey, in the April 1998 issue of USENIX’s ;login: magazine. I consider it to be the best conceptual exploration of the subject. Three of its most [...]
January 31st, 2006
In The Jargon File, Eric Raymond does a great job of describing hackers, who dominate the thought of the open source community. He touches on personality type briefly in this document, and he also refers to it in other presentations. He points out that most hackers fit the NT personality types (INTP, INTJ, ENTP and [...]