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

Introduction

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

∼ John Stepper, johnstepper.com

CALL IT WHAT YOU LIKE

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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