by Leo Hepis

What if through writing we honed our ability to uncover our true beliefs — about test methodology, about management, about Agile, about politics, about charity, about religion, about past pains we endured as well as future possibilities?

Not that writing would invent patterns or create novel beliefs, though creating is indeed one big function of writing. Rather I suggest that writing is a brush that flings away dust hiding beliefs we already have, much as the archaeologist’s brush flings dust hiding a remarkable ancient artifact.

What if through life we already have amassed a treasure of observations, having synthesized them into patterns — without awareness — each awaiting a trigger to reveal them?

Then, we should waste no more time.

We should waste no more time identifying the tools to uncover such patterns, such insights.

We should waste no more time practicing those tools, until they are natural.

We should waste no time turning our unconscious suppositions into conscious beliefs, beliefs that can then be tested, modified, reformulated, and improved.

We should waste no more time in developing such writing skills because they leads to improved thinking, which leads to effective speaking and conferring.

What, then, if we developed that skill, together, at the Let’s Test conference in South Africa, this coming October?

Join Leo Hepis and Ben Segebartt at Let’s Test South Africa this October, to create together something extraordinary.  Join the Monday keynote: “Crowd-sourcing Wisdom: As we write the book on Testing.”

I write to understand as much as to be understood — Elie Wiesel

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