Author Archives : Thomas


Not Even Wrong – Why this book? 8

May 2014 Rio de Janeiro, Pestana Rio Atlantica In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act – George Orwell This is a book about work. Work is game played in a world inhabited by adults who all play the adult game. So in a sense, work is a game […]


Not Even Wrong – Reality Checks 7

May 2014 Rio de Janeiro, Pestana Rio Atlantica I heard from a friend who told me that he distributed snippets from the “Not Even Wrong – The model” post to his colleagues prior to one of their regular status meetings. He also informed me that the conversation that ensued was most rewarding. This made me happy. It also […]


Not Even Wrong – The Model 13

May 2014 Stockholm, Papas Deli All models are wrong, but some are useful – George E.P. Box First, the working title of my book is “Not even wrong”. I’d be surprised if you did not feel that the title warrants an explanation of sorts, but I’ll have to get back to you on that. What follows here […]

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So I’m writing a book 18

May 2014 Stockholm, Scandic Grand Central So, I’ve decided to write a book. Writing is hard and a lot of work, and I need to make my intentions known to people so that they can make it their business to give me a hard time if I don’t actually write. For me, when it comes to writing, […]


An evening with Jeff Gothelf

Last night I had the pleasure to hear Jeff Gothelf, author of the wonderful book “Lean UX – Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience“, give a talk on the topic “How to build innovation teams”. I thought I’d give a brief report on what Jeff had to say and offer a few reflections of […]


Getting personal(ity) Warning: INTP

I read a thought provoking question somewhere. The question read: “If you had a warning label, what would it say?”. A fine question. What would it say, indeed? I gave the matter some thought and the answer came to me almost immediately. My warning label would simply state: Stand back: INTP. For those of you who […]

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Posts from SXSW Interactive 2014 – day 2

What: Workplace distractions: A new focus on focus Who: Ben Waber (Sociometrics), Janet Pogue (architecture), Gloria Mark (informatics), Rachel Silver (moderator) We are all pretty aware of the problems that task switching and context switching can cause. It’s one of the identified Lean “wastes” of knowledge work, and we who go to war on this […]


Let’s talk about Waste

This is a follow up on a previous post where I talked a bit about how the way our work works is inspired by Lean principles. In this post we shall look into the concept of “Muda” i.e “Waste” and how we address this in our shop. Ten sources of waste: 1. Extra features What […]