Software Engineering, Project Management, and Effectiveness
My categories page on Sources of Insight is really a Personal Development Hub (if you think in terms of a Hub and Spoke model.) It’s a one-stop shop for all the categories I use on Sources of Insight. Many of you I know, focus on continuous improvement and are life-long learners, so you’ll appreciate this.
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Maps Help You Find Your Way Around I always think it’s easier to find your way around when you have a map. A friend suggested I create descriptions for my categories to help both humans and search engines figure out what my categories are all about. If nothing else, it would be a great map making exercise.
Today, I added descriptions to the categories, so that you can see the intent behind the various buckets, and I included some samples where it made sense. When I was done writing the descriptions, which turned out to be a two-hour exercise, that I originally thought would be a twenty minute exercise -- it revealed a lot. It revealed a better map of Sources of Insight, going well-beyond just a list of categories and links. It forced me to re-think and rationalize why I chose the various categories that I did, and revaluate whether they are still the right ones.
While there’s more time ahead of Sources of Insight, than behind it … it was good to take a look at the map, which was like taking a look from the balcony, or taking a look from the mountain top. It was easier for me to see where I have a lot more work to do, and where I haven’t done enough to equip you with the right tools and skills for the tough stuff at work, or the challenges in life. I also noticed where some information is a bit too buried and needs to be surfaced and cross-linked in a better way.
The Sources of Insight “Treasure Map” at Your Disposal I’ve created brief descriptions to help you understand the thinking behind each category I use on Sources of Insight. Here is a map to help you find your way around Sources of Insight and to know where to look for key personal development resources at your finger tips:
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