In this episode with Mihai Banulescu, we talked about:
- Growing up in Romania he was advanced in math coming to the US. Going into computers was a natural thing.
- Agile and Ruby are written for developer happiness.
- The episode with Maud Slich on testing of software
- The lesson he learned from volunteering during his college years in New Hampshire.
- How he developed the productivity game with David Braun.
- If you don’t get good at execution, your planning doesn’t matter.
- Doing 23 minutes of really focused work, then take a break and start the next cycle with 2 minutes reviewing what you did.
- Habit Coach Certification
- Teach people that are already very productive, to take a five-minute break.
- There is a gift in starting and stopping, as long as you can relax in between.
- To be human is play and joy. Do as little work as possible, to have more time to play and joy.
- His life’s purpose is to reinvent education.
- Sudbry school and agile learning centres.
- Conversation with Maria Alvarez Garzia – Rethink how we think about education.
- How do I make that in-the-moment choice?
- The six-word memoir.
- Finite and Infinite Games is a book by James P. Carse.
- In order to be playful, you have to have a choice.
- Do I have any worth when I am not producing for people?
- Coddiwomple – to travel purposefully without a set destination.
You will learn to appreciate and nurture connections of all kinds.
He coaches (teaches) whatever inspired and transformed his own life— blues partner dancing, authentic connection, productivity-integrity, meditation-prayer, and coddiwompling.
Unlike most productivity training, he will guide you to introduce small but very effective habits/tools which will (hopefully) have an immediate positive impact on your life. This in turn will motivate you to ask for the next habit/tool, and so on.
Part of his philosophy is that being human is more important than being productive, and that rhythm and rest play a huge part in both happiness and productivity. In the end, it is possible for your work to be a kind of playful meditation which actually increases the amount of energy available to you for the other parts of life.
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