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The Vinegar Tasters: a Taoist, a Buddhist and a Confucian walk into Agility… (Panel)

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am CET

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This event is part of the #Agile20eflect festival and dedicated to Scott Seivwright who managed to bring his vision to life!

There’s a lovely Taoist story about Confucius, Buddha, and Lao Tzu tasting vinegar. But what can that have to do with the Agility?

Confucius, having clear specifications, rejected the vinegar.
Buddha recognized defects as inevitable and saw that they’re best accepted through the right ways of thinking, working, and learning.
Meanwhile, Lao Tzu saw mutual-benefit as the only thing worth testing and the main objective of learning.

In this panel, we will examine how the old story of the vinegar tasters bears on Agility, both in its ideal form and its present state.
Join us and get a glimpse a glimpse of how the agile mindset is related to ancient philosophy.

– Nick Argall, an agile coach who studied Chinese medicine and philosophy.
– Peter Merel, first XP adopter outside Chrysler, inventor of the first agile game, speaker at the first agile conference, author of the Agile Tao, and founder of the XSCALE Alliance,
– Amaranatho(short) after a degree in AI, and spending 15 years as a Buddhist monk, is now a mindfulness-based executive and agile mindset coach, with the PlayfulMonk approach he developed.

The talk will be moderated by Dov Tsal – An agile and executive coach and eternal beginner who is always on the search for fresh perspectives.


February 22
9:00 am - 10:30 am CET
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Dov Tsal
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Western Europe
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