Softhouse weekly #4 and Happy Easter

Dear Colleagues, Clients & Community,

I want to begin by wishing you all a joyous and happy Easter! What does Easter mean to you? Easter eggs, candy, a holiday, good food and family? For many in Sweden it’s an occasion to cook up a nice lamb roast, and like many other Swedish holidays, have some pickled herring.

I took a look at Wikipedia to find out more about Easter, and found ample reading: There’s the Christian holiday of the resurrection, but also the Jewish tradition of passover, or ”pesach”, a word which has traveled for thousands of years through Hebrew (pesaḥ) to Aramaic (pasḥa) to Ancient Greek (páskha) to medieval Latin (pascha) to eventually become the Swedish word ”påsk”. As old as these traditions are, ultimately the meaning of Easter is in the eye of the beholder.

I don’t mean to overanalyze Easter or make things complicated, but rather hint at one of the ingredients for Softhouse Day: the importance of values and perspective. What perspectives should we bring to bear on our own work, and what does Softhouse mean when seen from these perspectives?

We’ll be exploring what Softhouse means for us colleagues, for our clients, and for our community. I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you then and hearing your thoughts on what’s important and valuable.

Until then, have a great easter.

Glad påsk!