Almer S. Tigelaar

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The Dysfunctional Team VII: Epilogue & Conclusion

In this concluding reflective part we take a look at the final breaths of the team, as well as a more in-depth treatment of the theory underpinning the series of articles.

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The Dysfunctional Team VI: Results

The team starts to miss another deadline. There seems to be little left a common spirit. More people start to balance what they put in versus what they get out.

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The Dysfunctional Team V: Accountability

As the situation in the team fails to improve, poor behavior amplifies and people start to disengage and draw their own conclusions.

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The Dysfunctional Team IV: Commitment

The youngest team member, who is already having a hard time, is caught in the crossfire of two senior colleagues. The team has a hard time finding common ground amidst all the ambiguity.

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The Dysfunctional Team III: Conflict

As the team grows further apart things start to boil under the surface, conflict is avoided and artificial harmony ensues.

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The Dysfunctional Team II: Safety & Trust

Tension rise and grudges form in team phoenix as they need to start working together more closely and planning their project.

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The Dysfunctional Team I: Introduction & The Kick-off

In this first post in a series that covers a fictional struggling software development team we meet the team as they kick-off a new project.

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A History of Bugs and Resistance

We have used antibiotics for thousands of years, but mutations threaten their effectiveness. How did we get here and where should we go?

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Compound Effects

Why do we have a poor intuition for processes that unfold non-linearly? How can we leverage compound effects in order to spiral ourselves upwards in terms of health, wealth and knowledge? Let’s explore. Physical World Many...

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Chronoception

I was once took part in a class where the instructor performed an interesting experiment. He asked us all to close our eyes, and then raise our hands and open our eyes when each of us...

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Waltz No. 10 (Chopin)

A recording of Waltz No. 10 in B minor, Op. 69 by Chopin. This is the first minute of this technically challenging piece.

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The Machine Learning Myth

“I was recently at a demonstration of walking robots, and you know what? The organizers had spent a good deal of time preparing everything the day before. However, in the evening the cleaners had come to...

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