The importance of feedback loops in agile management and development
I deal in technology a lot, so my monologue on the topic is technology-centric.
There are several feedback loops that are worth looking over. (1) The feedback from developer to manager; (2) the feedback from user to developer.
It’s worth noting that the closer/tighter the feedback loop is, the more value it brings. Being able to expose errors and omissions, from user back to the developer who actually fixes the problem – the faster it happens, the less time is wasted, the faster overall development takes place.
Does it make sense to spend a decade of focus on something? When you don’t have success, how long do you try until pivoting?
Faith is a tool here. You use faith to achieve. The first success has to be bootstrapped, you kind of pull yourself out of nowhere into the success zone, and the belief that you’re actually able to do so plays a large part in that. You have to see other people’s successes and assume/believe that your own success is possible. This is the way I use faith.
Focus, effort, discipline, attention span – these are synonyms for me. I measure attention span in time segments, and I measure focus and effort in time as well. I can say, achieving such and such goal would take a two-year discipline stretch. College, for example, is a 4-year effort.
Some tasks are achievable in an hour. Some take several days. There are tasks that take months; and there are tasks that span entire careers and decades of time. What are the goals that you are looking to achieve in the next 100 years?
How important is outward appearance? What constitutes outward appearance?
Appearance is extremely important when your goal is to make an impression. Without good appearance, you cannot make a good impression on anyone. Physical appearance is not the only element needed to make a good impression, but it is absolutely critical. People judge each other (and themselves) a lot, based on how they look. We’ll get into the acting later.
it’s amazing how much a person’s attitude towards another person changes based on just what they are wearing. Wearing nice clothes allows you to gain a higher place in the social foodchain. Girls seem to get this point better than guys.
Dress well at all times! Have a clean shaved/trimmed beard; get regular haircuts that look nice; take care of your shoes; wear a nice watch, and learn to be in your clothes. Develop a style, grow into it so that you’re comfortable, and that will hopefully move you up the social foodchain a little. 🙂