wise men learn from other people’s mistakes
As Zack from Github says “You can have the best, most comprehensive test suite in the world, but tests are still different from production”, amen! — and he says a lot of other useful things as well:
Twenty-two good pieces of advice for software engineers including:
- Everything takes longer than you think.
- Fix the known errors, then see what’s left.
- Assume no coincidences.
From American CEO, fifteen essential CEO skills:
- Attracting Employees
- Retaining Employees
- Employee Development
- Sales Knowledge
- Operational Knowledge
- Financial Knowledge
- Regulation and Governance Knowledge
- Market and Customer Knowledge
- Tying Strategy to Execution
- Attention to Detail
- Anticipate Organizational Needs
- Emotional Intelligence
- Build the Culture
And then, from one of the smartest, most inspiring, CEOs I know:
Unfortunately, I’ve definitely met these people:
From the article: “There’s a familiar path now to SaaS companies that start in the SMB (small-to-medium business) part of the market. Over time, they seem to inevitably begin serving larger customers. Box, Hubspot, Zendesk and among many others have exhibited this pattern. Why does this happen?” …
This is my model for feedback: frequent, followed up with writing, augmented with coaching, and always honest:
And finally, this statement is just too true. It’s not just because I’m a reader and prefer a book or a written report over a movie or a webcast, but because if you’re busy you can read a book incrementally:
7 yr old: “Well! In fact, I…”
Me: “Growing a tail is not a goal.”
7: “Oh. Then I have no goals.”
Microsoft: Really needs to make something called water…
We build what will change their lives.” @aaron
98.12% – you have a few problems
99.65% – you have no major problems
100.00% – your monitoring is broken
Good leaders give good orders.
Great leaders give no orders.
A group of crows is called a murder.
A group of developers is called a merge conflict.
Rules for Developing Safety Critical Code” classic paper on coding standards in the space program http://spinroot.com/gerard/pdf/P10.pdf
A supercomputer? Check.
An enormous library? Check.
A way to reach to the world? Check.
*a horse at dusk*
*an elderly couple slow dances*
*a soldier salutes*
*fade to black*