How the way we work slows down the work we do I have expansive music tastes, but one genre that was never among my favorites was the late 70’s-early 80’s … Continue reading The Waiting Place
What a naval battle can tell us about building organizational trust Warfare has often been a useful lens to understand strategy. Battles are rarely won or lost based on numerical … Continue reading Community of Purpose
One of the classic American TV comedy moments was the chocolate factory episode from the 50’s sitcom I Love Lucy. The titular character Lucy and her best friend Ethel get jobs wrapping … Continue reading Software Delivery, Overwhelmed
A better way of sharing and collaborating on new ideas When I launched my first blog over a decade ago, I was struggling for a name. I was in the midst … Continue reading Strong Opinions, Revisited
How are you preparing for the future of work? A few weeks ago Automattic, the company behind WordPress, announced a huge fund raise. Salesforce put $300 million into Automattic, taking their … Continue reading Making Remote Work Succeed
What we code and how we code can have serious consequences It came without warning. Hundreds of megatons of thermonuclear warheads were unleashed to catastrophic consequences. In a flash, several … Continue reading Killer Code
I am in Singapore and will be asking folks while here this week about the local attitudes about developers and candid reflections on the state of IT and developer culture. … Continue reading Can a Developer Just Get a Little R-E-S-P-E-C-T?
A major controversy broke out last week in the developer community. Thanks to an analysis by Stack Overflow’s resident Data Scientist David Robinson, we learned that programmers that use spaces … Continue reading Space Bar Programmers Make More Money