In his book Complexity and Management Ralph Stacey wrote:
"A study finds that living abroad for long periods of time boosts creative thinking." Now how does one convince the family? :-)
Good advice. My only addition is that sentence case writing only work if you have neat white board writing. I do not, thus ALL CAPS is better than two words that no one but me can read.
An interesting article by Kent Beck using diagram of effects with some anecdotes to show how automation and early delivery seem to slow you down, but in the system as a whole cause you to speed up. Old conclusion told using different means.