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Giving Up Childish Ways

Mark Mzyk January 22, 2013

“When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, and reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up my childish ways.” 1 Corinthians, 13:11 As I read Mathias Meyer’s latest post, Failure is Always an Option, I was struck by how he began. He gives two […]

The Trappings of Agile

Mark Mzyk November 9, 2011

It’s easy to think that the agile movement has been around forever. It certainly feels like it has in the raging torrent that is software development time. Yet if you read the Agile Manifesto that started it all, at the bottom, in small letters, you’ll notice the copyright date. © 2001. Only ten years ago […]

Iterating Innovation

Mark Mzyk March 8, 2009

The dirty little secret – the fact often denied – is that unlike the mythical epiphany, real creation is sloppy.  Discovery is messy; exploration is dangerous.  No one knows what he’s going to get when he’s being creative.  Filmmakers, painters, inventors, and entrepreneurs describe their work as a search: they explore the unknown hoping to […]