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Most current project, product, and knowledge management systems are built on a single hierarchy of folders. A long time ago, someone suggested this option of organizing information, and it is still relevant today. It seems to us that the only and correct way to structure information is to put everything into folders. I am ready to argue with this s ...
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There is something a little baffling in much of the current discussion regarding the reference of ideas to facts. The not uncommon assumption is that there was a satisfactory and consistent theory of their relation in existence prior to the somewhat impertinent intrusion of a functional and practical interpretation of them. The way the instrumental
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We have discriminated logic in its wider sense—concerned with the sequence of characteristic functions and attitudes in experience—from logic in its stricter meaning, concerned with the function of reflective thought. We must avoid yielding to the temptation of identifying logic with either of these to the exclusion of the other; or of supposing th
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No one doubts that thought, at least reflective as distinct from what is sometimes called constitutive thought, is derivative and secondary. It comes after something and out of something, and for the sake of something. No one doubts that the thinking of everyday practical life and of science is of this reflective type. We think about; we reflect ov
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Essays in Experimental Logic, by John Dewey is part of HackerNoon’s Book Blog Post series. The table of Links for this book can be found here.
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The key to understanding the doctrine of the essays which are herewith reprinted lies in the passages regarding the temporal development of experience. Setting out from a conviction (more current at the time when the essays were written than it now is) that knowledge implies judgment (and hence, thinking) the essays try to show (1) that such terms
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Originally presented as a talk at User Research London 2022 . I want you to think about the worst manager you ever had. Can you picture this person? It could be your current manager. It could be a manager you had when you were a teenager. What made them a bad manager? If you are thinking of a negative experience, you might be feeling pretty awful r ...
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Uncertainty that is sometimes not in my control and sometimes is. Pics credit to Michael Shannon on Unsplash After delivering my beautiful princess I had put on a lot of weight. Though I’m not someone who is very conscious about my body shape I still took a fitness coach to reduce my weight. The main Objective was to stay fit and boost my stamina. ...
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Truly wealthy are the ones who don’t have to spend time doing things they don’t like. Photo by Lukas Blazek on Unsplash Before we dive in, I am writing this because it’s sad that schools don’t teach us about time. I also write this because a lot of people around me have questioned me about how I get so much done in a day. Finally, I write this beca ...
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Anekantavada — A core principle of Jainism Today, I am going to talk about one of the main principles of Jainism, as I understand it. Anekantavada. This principle comes from a simple story that I heard from my grandfather as a child. Five blind men decided to inspect an animal that seemed to have made its way to a village. The first man, feeling th ...
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Richard Carlson’s Book “Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff” Got Me Started on My Self-Transformation Journey This Short Book Has Life Lessons for Everyone Photo Credit: Carlson LLC Me: “Stu, Can you give me some parting words of Wisdom?” Stu: “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff. April 15 2011 was my last day in the United States. It was my last day at work. I wa ...
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“Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgment of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you’re going to do about it.” — Kathleen Casey Theisen “You just need to practice acceptance.” I have been given this advice in various situations and have also been the one bestowing that advice on others. Most of us have a general idea of what it m ...
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Tips & Tricks on Audio, Video, Trackers, Tools & Goals from a 2 Month Journey as a Newbie Photo by Sincerely Media on Unsplash Over the past 2 months, I posted YouTube videos for two channels (AkaAki Design & TaxGuide101). Over 60 videos in, I have learned a lot as a Newbie. So, here I am sharing my challenges, lessons, and solutions for new YouTub ...
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Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash “The vision all along was — ‘Is there a better way to test technology in the wild?’ That has been our core from day one.” Software applications are used by people like you and me. Therefore, shouldn’t real humans test them before they launch? Chris Malone, the CEO of Applause, explains how the Applause platform act ...
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PART 1 UX lessons I wish I had learned earlier: Craft They say “hindsight is 20/20”. It’s very true. 10 years ago I made the switch from graphic design to user experience after a 10-year stint working for print shops & manufacturing environments. It has been an incredible journey so far, but there are many things I wished I had learned earlier than ...
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The Ultimate Underdog Story: How TaskUs Used an Outsider’s Perspective To Unearth Hidden Talent Around the World The origin story of TaskUs, including taking lessons learned as the forgotten outsider to turn an undervalued company into the massive success it is today. Photo by Firmbee.com on Unsplash Every business wants to grow — it’s a sign you’r ...
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If you can let go of passion and follow your curiosity, your curiosity just might lead you to your passion Photo by Reuben Rapose I bet a lot of us have been at the receiving end of the phrase “Follow your Passion” at some point in our lives. But often, people don’t talk about how to do that. People automatically spit out the cliché because it’s so ...
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The first few pages hooked me, and I devoured it over several days, capturing hundreds of Kindle highlights in the process. It’s quite unlike anything I’ve ever read, and one of my favorite chapters is titled “Cosmic Insignificance Therapy.”
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