“Anyone who’s diligently followed a written recipe only to have a terrible end result has felt the disconnect between tacit and explicit knowledge.”


“Everybody works. They create documents and presentations. They schedule and attend events. They comment on other people’s work.”

∼ John Stepper, johnstepper.com


When you were a kid, you likely had a math teacher or two who insisted that you “show your work.” It enabled him or her to see how you arrived at a final answer, what kind of thinking or steps got you there—and where you might have made a mistake. You can think of showing your work in any terms you’d like. Some call it “working out loud,” making work visible, making work discoverable, or narrating ...

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