I used this image to explain the difference between a “code typist” — and a problem solver. MacGyver being the ultimate problem solver. Also — turns out MacGyver isn’t universally known — my young colleagues didn’t really know who he was which made me feel quite old indeed.

Write less code

Chris O'Sullivan
Sep 17, 2015 · 2 min read

Topics I cover

  • solving problems without writing any code
  • why 3rd party tools aren’t as expensive as you think they are
  • getting non-coders to help you
  • doing it manually first before writing code (and how we did it at Lexoo)

Makers Academy

I was very impressed with what I saw at Makers Academy — the students (or Makers as they’re called) were actually building things. They weren’t sitting in classrooms being subjected to boring lectures, they were tasked with actually making real-life practical projects.

Lex Collective

The collective lessons, discoveries & hacks by team Lexoo (& friends)

Chris O'Sullivan

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CTO and co-founder of https://www.lexoo.co.uk (helping businesses compare and find the right lawyer)

Lex Collective

The collective lessons, discoveries & hacks by team Lexoo (& friends)