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Software Architect Bootcamp by Ph.D. Thomas J. Mowbray, Raphael Malveau

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9.10. Intellectual Akido

Psychological Akido is a defensive strategy that works on a personal level. It guards us from the insane situations and environments that we often encounter in our profession. As architects, we should attempt to do more than merely protect ourselves. We should try to help others to grow professionally and personally.

Intellectual Akido is an extension and scaling up of the former practice, to affect many more lives and change the way that people do software. In a sense, the goal of Intellectual Akido is to make the world a better place. Mentoring individuals one by one, we can have some limited impact, perhaps helping a few dozen people over a lifetime. In Psychological Akido, our scope can be much more ambitious, possibly ...

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