It was a year ago today that I wrote my first post on Sources of Insight, where I focus on patterns and practices for effectiveness and skilled living. I wrote up my learnings and highlights in my post, Sources of Insight is One Year Old. My goal with Sources of Insight is to scale myself and to share my lessons learned in effectiveness more broadly. The key theme on Sources of Insight is, “stand on the shoulders of giants!” and I draw from books, people, and quotes , as well as my own experience leading projects, building teams, and writing prescriptive guidance at Microsoft.
I’m a big believer in skills as a way to level the playing field and give everybody a chance at their best life. Sources of Insight is my main clearing house for insight and action for work and life. This way, I can focus my MSDN blog more on my adventures at Microsoft, including my project information, and technical insights. I mentor a lot of people at work, so Sources of Insight is also a way for me to consolidate and share knowledge, while turning it into reusable nuggets. I like to think of it as gems of insight, a post at a time.