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Topic: Moving from dumb nouns to awesome verbs.
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about the problem with Capital Letter Nouns; how real and specific verbs will always trounce Excellence, Effectiveness, and Mission Statements--even in the Best-of-Breed Pursuance of Five-Nines Quality Across The Enterprise.
They also look at transitive and intransitive flavors of "feasance," finding your keyboard's Excellence Key, opting-in for The Johnson Treatment, lancing that actionable boil, and (as ever) shooting the obvious fish in the obvious barrel.
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Today’s eppie continues our thread of “asking better questions.” (Cf. Back to Work e42: “Coconut Headphones” and Back to Work e43: “I Return Null”)
Hat tip for the “impostor syndrome” suggestion goes out to our beloved chat room jackal, jxpx–777–1138 (a/k/a, Jamie Phelps).
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