For 18.10.17


Team work is essential to designing, implementing and maintaining technology in business, and for us that begins with this simple exercise: sharing and learning from each other

  • Compare your homework to that of your classmates, identify 2-3 things they have done differently, thank them, write up some brief notes, and later write a paragraph for your portfolio
  • Talk/Write. Observe that It is much, much easier to write up what you have experienced with others than coming up with ideas on your own: so, learn how to talk to write.


Outlines are lists of lists, so we do well to start with the fundamentals: what is a list? How might we best explore and understand them?

  • List what makes lists cool, like we did in class, and so remember and remind yourself why lists are special and valuable
  • Install Wunderlist on both mobile and laptop, sync to the cloud, and learn how to use it to keep track of what you want not to forget and in the short term do
  • Since this involves changing habits, please watch Charles Duhigg’s How to Break Habits
  • Use your list every day for a week, and for next week write up what you’ve learned.


  • Study my Outlining, do the things you will find there, and write up what happens with outlining in your portfolio
  • Learn how to search “MS Word yourVersion xxxx outline shortcuts” and other questions you might have to the end of being able to look up and find a solution to anything and everything
  • Create a notebook to keep track of shortcuts and procedures as writing them down carefully will help you check your understanding and finding carefully prepared notes will help you remember: here are some symbols to copy and paste: ⇧⌃⌥⌘ ⌫→←↑↓☐✓⇒☞ ↩︎
  • Ommwriter is the writer’s

Reading Delta

  • Find 3 interesting parts (paragraphs like “hidden assets”) and read them
  • For each of your chosen paragraphs, list the interesting business elements (in the “hidden assets” paragraph, there are 12)
  • Then research each element by looking up similar references in the article, looking up dictionary Definitions, looking things up on the web, etc., etc., so that you have the method and skills to do read intensively when you think you might need to and really learn what is going on
  • You are looking first for business problems and then the IT counter-measures that address them
  • But you are also looking at developing the study methods, including outlining, definitions, careful reading, patient study, etc., that you will need to get at them
  • When you tell your story, distinguish between what the text says and what you think about it by learning how to use report structure, for example, you report what they say, “they describe …(paraphrase)” — don’t tell me what “is”, do tell me what the text says and how you go about making sense of it