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December 30, 2021

Hi everyone,

At the end of every year I always find myself whistling an old but wise tune from Monty Python that helps keep things in proper perspective (Note: For some Millennials and Gen Z’s click here). One of the things I appreciate this year is the media’s free brush up lesson on the Greek alphabet (Alpha, Beta, Delta…Omicron!). Another is how resilient nature is as in the case of viruses - how a thing that doesn’t even have a brain can mutate and adapt to challenges to thrive. It makes me think of one of the pitfalls we have as people when it comes to how we tackle situations at work and at home. Sometimes it’s easier to fall back on old tactics and patterns instead of looking for an innovative solutions, because we’re pressed for time or just looking for a quick fix. we’ve all been there. They say if you’re not innovating you are stagnating. If we don’t evolve and adapt, we’ll become obsolete. 
Every week as we look for content for our newsletter, we are always surprised at the volume of new knowledge out there on what some call a dead programming language. We always aim to provide content for everyone, - the newbie, the expert and those who just want to keep updated on the community. We hope that next year you will continue to follow us in our pursuit of knowledge, growth and innovation. Many thanks to all our subscribers and may 2022 get you to look at the bright side of life. 

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