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The World as a Stage


The 5 informations every figure caption should have
3 mins
communication data communication
Each time I receive a 10 pages document explaining a scientific work on our data with several figures, my first reflex is to scroll and look at all the pictures without reading any text. This is no different from not reading the manual when you buy a new phone: we are smart enough to understand. This is for sure the number of beers of each type produced each year since 2000.
Team collaboration is hard, Improvisation training can help
8 mins
Improvisation Leadership leadership improvisation teams
When was the last time you left a meeting frustrated? My last time was every meeting. We are all working together on the same project, but it’s always the same : he can’t stop talking she always criticizes the new ideas and about minute details before we can even start building on it he brings topics that had nothing to do with the initial agenda she can’t stop cracking stupid jokes he doesn’t understand the big picture she is obsessed with her pointless ideas etc.
The leader's feedback
3 mins
Leadership leadership books feedback
I recently read the Guide to One to One Meetings by Claire Lew from Know Your Company. One of the best question to ask according to the guide is about manager feedback : Would you like more or less direction from me? As managers, we crave feedback from our employees but I never thought of asking this question directly. I used to ask for this kind of feedback in a team setting with [retrospectives] ( https://www.
Creativity and programming languages
12 mins
science dev podcast code creativity La horde du contrevent
Since the second half of the 20th century, we know that every language in which we can write a Turing Machine is a language with which we can write every single possible algorithm ever possible to write. Another way to say it is that for many years we know that all the programming language are equivalent, no one is able of more than any other, end of the story. As a consequence, we could live happily in a world where every programmer is using the same language to talk to machines, but it’s entirely not the case.
Humble and Demanding
5 mins
Improvisation Again! improvisation
Yesterday lunch, you were eating your usual sandwich with this fantastic ham and cheese. You were so real eating this meal. With each movement we could feel that you were enjoying it. Sometimes a simple sandwich can evoke a smile. Your co-workers around the table were not paying any particular attention to you but were unconsciously affected by you: their posture was influenced by the dirty plastic bag you left on the middle of the table and by the gestures you make when you eat.