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Gommit

Personal patch on the interwebs. Harvested by your dedicated digital gardener; Finnur Magnusson.

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Shop local

These are my last days in Skive Denmark after living here for four months. It has been an experience where for the second time in my life I pack a few things and relocate to a new place to live for an extended period of time.

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Empower teams

I'm a maker at heart. I love pushing things online to gauge the reaction and response it generates. Ideally making a positive impact on some people's lives along the way.

But I'm also a shaper. When conditions are not ideal for making, we product managers sometimes need to pick up the broom and shape our organization to become more human-centric and product-driven. I (and a lot of people more clever than me) believe that the solution to life, the universe, and everything are empowered teams founded on a few fundamental pillars.

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Buy less stuff

My jacket is broken. The side pocket seams are torn and it's only a year old. Nothing too serious, completely fixable. It is going to last me at least 10 years, so I need to find a tailor.

This was my random thought this morning so let's roll with it in our ongoing series of life hacks.

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No cookies?

I don't know if you noticed, but there was no cookie popup on here.

When re-launching my site, I was inspired by this whole retro digital garden movement that is literally going back to the roots. Publishing more content without overthinking it.

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Habit forming starter kit

I'm fascinated by people and should perhaps consider a second degree in psychology. For the last decade or so, I've immersed myself in the literature on behavior and habits. Both from a personal and product management perspective.

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On Motivation

We all go through motivational highs and lows. I had identified this trait in myself and how I’m different from most people with regards to my highs and lows. I love to fully immerse myself in new projects, habits, and traits. Especially if I’m starting a new thing at a time when I’m well-rested and my living conditions have changed in some way. I recently moved to a new country with the family as my girlfriend is on an exchange study at a Danish school. I also took the remaining 6 weeks of paternity leave to arrange this move and spend some quality time with my son before his two-year birthday (and expiry of my parental leave).
Now I’ve been back at work for two weeks. Continuing to work fully remote, but I have a new role that I’m shaping plus a vision to define and communicate.

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Here we go again

I recently worked up the appetite to start blogging again. I’m at a place in my life where a lot of things have changed and in the past, it just helped me to stay on an even keel by writing through it. I used to write much more. I did so on home-built CMS systems and blog platforms that have since been archived in the digital landfill of wiped hard drives.

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