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Issue #368

26th January 2020
Hello!

As I compose this, it's Saturday night and I'm sitting in my living room on my laptop and listening to ambient rainforest sounds. The kids are in bed after a chinese takeaway which followed seeing the latest Star Wars film. It was our son's 13th birthday on Wednesday, so this was a postponed celebration.

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    I'm continuing my journey back into consultancy, and am also looking for some pointers around book publishing. My bias is towards self-publishing (as I did with my last book) but I've had a few people give me some good advice should I wish to go down the more traditional route.

    Friday festoonings

    Planetary.social
    Check out these things I read and found interesting this week. Thanks to some positive feedback, I've carved out time for some commentary, and changed the way this link roundup is set out.
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    Microcast #084 - Chris Dixon on RSS, crypto, and community ownership of the internet

    Blockchain
    I don't often listen to the a16z podcast but for some reason I decided to listen to an episode about the past, present, and future of the internet while out for a long walk.
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    How you do anything is how you do everything

    Flock of birds
    So said Derek Sivers, although I suspect that, originally, it's probably a core principle of Zen Buddhism. In this article I want to talk about management and leadership. But also about emotional intelligence and integrity.
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    Until next week,
    Doug
    PS You'll be able to check out what I've been up to this week when I catch up with writing a weeknote on my blog! (should be sometime on Sunday)
    Doug Belshaw
    Dr. Doug Belshaw is an Open Educational Thinkerer, currently working with Moodle and We Are Open Co-op to improve our world.

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