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From The Importance of Living
The courage to be one's own natural self is quite a rare thing.

From eXtreme Programming explained
Communication supports courage because it opens the possibility for more high-risk, high-reward experiments...

Simplicity supports courage because you can afford to be much more courageous with a simple system.

Concrete feedback supports courage because you feel much safer trying radical surgery on the code if you can push a button and see tests turn green at the end (or not, in which case you can throw the code away).

From The Road Less Travelled and Beyond
One thing that never ceases to amaze me is how relatively few people understand what courage is. The absence of fear is not courage; the absence of fear is some kind of brain damage. Courage is the capacity to go ahead in spite of fear, or in spite of pain.

From Quality Software Management. Vol 4. Anticipating Change
Ultimately what helps you most in managing system size is courage and realism.

From The Tao of Pooh
From caring comes courage.

From The Alchemist
"I had to test your courage," the stranger said. "Courage is the quality most essential to understanding the Language of the World."

From We Seven
Looking back on it now, it sounds a bit silly. But it takes little moments like that to build up a person's tolerance of fear and his ability to face the unknown. [Malcomn Scott Carpenter]

From The Teachings of Don Juan
There is nothing wrong with being afraid. When you fear, you see things in a different way.

Fear is the first natural enemy a man must overcome on his path to knowledge.

From The Conquest of Happiness
Every kind of fear grows worse by not being looked at.

From Mastery
The courage of a master is measured by his or her willingness to surrender. This means surrendering to your teacher and to the demands of your discipline. It also means surrendering your own hard-won proficiency from time to time in order to reach a higher or different level of proficiency.

From Stuka Pilot
Little by little I discover all the tricks. Skill is often the result of getting hurt.

From Existentialism and humanism
What produces cowardice is the act of giving up.

From Zen Bow, Zen Arrow
Gratitude will make you brave.


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From The Systems Bible
The meaning of a communication is the behaviour that results.

Information theory is a mathematical treatment of what is left after the meanings have been removed from a Communication.

From Managing the Design Factory
Whenever we see an intense need for communications it is typically a sign that the system has been incorrectly partitioned.

From The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
Official management, on the other hand, claims to believe the probability of failure is a thousand times less. One reason for this may be an attempt to assure the government of NASA perfection and success in order to ensure the supply of funds. The other may be that they sincerely believe it to be true, indicating an almost incredible lack of communication between themselves and their working engineers.

From Management of the Absurd
It is only when the balance of power is relatively equal that truly candid communication can and should take place.

From eXtreme Programming explained
XP is a communal software development discipline.

From The Road Less Travelled and Beyond
Community has to do with communication.

From Situated learning - Legitimate peripheral participation
A learning curriculum is thus characteristic of a community.

From Quality Software Management. Vol 1. Systems Thinking
The quickest and surest way to classify organisations into similar patterns is by the way people think and communicate.

From The Mind of War
Oral, not written, communication and conviction, not accuracy, still rule in military culture.

The tendency is for entropy to increase in a system that is closed or cannot communicate with the external systems or environments.

From The Starfish and the Spider
I taught them that communication is to be upward if it is to work at all.

From An Ecology of Mind
Without context, words and actions have no meaning at all. This is true of all communication.

From Quality Software Management. Vol 2. First-Order Measurement
Large projects always fail when their communication systems fail.

From The Psychology of Computer Programming
The greatest challenge, then, is not creative thinking, but creative communicating: representing our thoughts in a way that other persons - each with a unique style - can understand.

From how to use conscious purpose without wrecking everything
Once you get above that first level, the level of material things and forces, you are dealing with abstractions. In place of physical forces, you have communication—messages, signals. And in place of material things, you have relationships—which are abstractions.

From Wisdom of the idiots
Words alone do not communicate: there must be something prepared, of which the words are a hint.