Jon Jagger discusses achieving expertise through deliberate practice, a process of trying new things or old ones but with a new approach, leading to improved technical agility through increased self awareness.
Jon Jagger is a self employed software coach-consultant-mentor-trainer-programmer specializing in Agile software development (people, principles and process), TDD, deliberate practice, design, analysis, OO, UML, curly bracket languages (C#, C, C++, Java). He used to be the ECMA TG2 C# convenor. He's had a couple of C# books published.
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One nickname that Boyd earned was "Forty second Boyd' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Boyd_(military_strategist)
Jon related a story about the making of the sword fight in "The Princess Bride" movie which is claimed to be the greatest sword fight ever. The story on this background is at www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9J1vC-4wTs
The sword fight is at www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7zvffHu_wo
The light saber version is at www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWXcDZNgOWs