Brian and Pamela Open Letter 6 – (more like a postcard)

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Hi Brian. Your letter on ‘Agile writing” (I love that term) sparked so many thoughts (and various chuckles and chortles – I’m not sure which). My chuckle /chortles were a kind of delighted surprise noise. They happen this way. I’m reading.There is a sudden recognition and deep connection with what you are saying. and then… Read more »

Brian and Pamela Open Letters 5 – Agile writing

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Hello Pamela, Upon reading your last open letter I thought, “This is the kind of person I want to be friends with.” Good fortune for me I already am. Besides enjoying the letter for its own sake it also arrived an opportune moment. As you may already know, I’ve been engaged for the last two… Read more »

Brian and Pamela Open Letters 4 – What really matters

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Hi Brian. You were sharing some thoughts about choosing how you spend your time i.e. how come you were spending your day off writing to me instead of…..  etc. So I’m going to explore some thoughts on that theme back with you. I don’t know where this is going, but probably some short-term versus long-term… Read more »

Brian and Pamela Open Letters 3 – Self-generated Thought

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(From Brian to Pamela) I read an article yesterday on “self-generated thought” [link: http://www.cell.com/trends/cognitive-sciences/fulltext/S1364-6613(15)00154-0 ] which in its negative form sounds a lot like being “experts at telling ourselves off silently in our heads,” as you call it in your last open letter. In its positive form, according to the article, self-generated thought is associated… Read more »

Brian and Pamela open letters 2 – A response

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Hi Brian. Thank you for writing and starting our open letters experiment. (Brian and Pamela open letters – 1 “Are We Together?”) I loved your anecdote about Slovenia, and the thoughts it raises of what can happen to ideas or suggestions after they’ve been left  behind. What a great outcome. Interesting that you might never… Read more »

Brian and Pamela open letters – 1 “Are We Together?”

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I’ll take the cue for my first open letter to Pamela McLean from the invitation she wrote near the beginning of her blog post, “Innovation and Collaboration – Are We Together?” Perhaps you know the saying “To travel fast travel alone. To travel far travel together.” I invite you to read this as if we… Read more »