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Writing as Thinking
(and Learning and Leading)

Writing is the practice of conceptual integrity.

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writing is thinking

A Workshop for Knowledge Workers

As technologists, we craft knowledge. We weave other people’s thinking (and experiences) into our own. We envision what is not yet visible and bring it to life.

We also get lost in the forest of disparate opinions. We go down promising paths and find dead ends. We discover a viable path … and nobody follows.

We are sometimes screaming into the wind.

Constructing something whole and actionable from abstract ideas requires creating conceptual integrity.

Unfortunately, we are truly terrible at creating or maintaining conceptual integrity … unless we are supported by practices.

Fortunately, writing is the practice of crafting conceptual integrity.

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Writing Can Help You …

Strengthen Metacognition

Cultivate awareness and understanding of your own thought process, so you can improve your thinking.

Create Recommendations

Synthesize knowledge, experience and sound judgement into strong recommendations.

Integrate Ideas

Understand multiple points of view and integrate them to design systemically-impactful changes.

Learn & Grow

Navigate uncertainty through structured inquiry and self-designed, proactive learning.

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Think Well, Together

​Thinking well together generates better outcomes. Quality systemic reasoning makes daily life more enjoyable for everyone.

When people cooperatively strengthen their thinking, and reasons for acting, they make better decisions.

When we structure teams and initiatives with high levels of conceptual integrity, where knowledge grows and people flourish, we are providing integrative leadership.

We build a strong foundation for generating true and lasting change.

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A 6-Week Adventure

Work and write at your own pace with weekly access to new course materials. Receive encouraging prompts and answers to frequently-asked questions via email. Chat in the Discord channel for additional support.

You can also attend the free, optional, weekly group workshops. Dates and time below.



We can use our writing skills to strengthen our ability to think about technology systems.


Free Writing

Exploring multiple approaches to cultivating metacognition, including morning writing.


Focused Writing

We can’t think if we can’t concentrate, so we’ll carve out a daily focus session for writing.


Synthesizing and Learning

Designing your own curriculum and feeding your curious mind.


Designing Feedback Loops

How to include others in your thinking process without derailing it.


Systemic Reasoning

Crafting recommendations in support of an action, idea or theory, as a skill we can master.


Strengthening the Reasons

Improving the quality of your systemic reasoning and modeling it.


Thinking Well, Together

Creatively adapting your recommendations for various audiences.

January 8 – February 16, 2024

Optional Group Workshops:
​Thursdays at Noon ET, 5pm GMT, 6pm CET, 9am PT
​(90 minutes, remotely)
January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15

Cost: $299​

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