Look What These Guys Are Saying!

If you want the Internet to “be nice” it is up to you, here’s a big reason why

In the relentless drive to cut the cost of human labor to zero, the ultimate dream of anonymous investors, online companies are working diligently to create human-like bots using neural networks to sound more convincing. At the same time, we in the great unwashed mass of humanity are insisting that our opinions are heard and […]

It’s Good To Hear “No” In Business and Tech

Wait, what? Did you hear a “No” in your group? Is that person saying “no” a negative person who will drag the rest of your team down and infect them with doubt? Maybe your team will turn on that person, and burn them out of the picture. It happens all the time. Lots of leaders refuse […]

How to Consistently Hire Remarkable Technical Roles

How to Consistently Hire Remarkable Data Scientists – First Round Review. Yes, this article focuses on the Big Data disciplines, but read it carefully whether you hire them or any other role. The principles in this article are easy to tease out from the Data Science specific parts. I was also privileged enough to experience […]

The Unintended Consequenses of Too Many Choices

You Too May Be A Victim Of Developaralysis | TechCrunch. Great article, told from a coder’s viewpoint. So many languages, libraries and frameworks is a real problem. What it missed is the effect on operations. Here’s a common scenario for large, nimble organizations. Let’s say there are 300 developers, in 50 teams, in 5 divisions […]

Read This Before Educating Your Business Sponsors

This article – How to debunk false beliefs without having it backfire – Vox. The fundamental guidance here is to – “Affirm that they’re not idiots… [so] that they don’t feel attacked” – I’ll add that you can never convince anyone of anything by treating them like idiots, let alone your sponsors “… you can avoid […]

Staff All Crazy & Burning Out? Get SAFe – Scaled Agile Framework

I just went through a day of information gathering to see what this SAFe thing was all about and have come away with real, actionable, well balanced knowledge about large scale digital work management. The Scaled Agile Framework is just that, a framework, and like ITIL should only be used as a framework to start […]

Employers Will Have to Raise Wages. They Just Don’t Know It Yet. – NYTimes.com

Employers Will Have to Raise Wages. They Just Don’t Know It Yet. – NYTimes.com. Yes, painful for any employer. The last 7 years have been a time where productivity has risen significantly. We are more productive than ever before. However, just like anything there are limits. In our industry, two big factors have driven productivity; […]

Ouch! Pennywise and Pound Foolish ?

Here are some companies who have had some “extra fun” this Black Friday – Best Buy Best Buy’s Website BestBuy.com Crashes and Goes Down on Black Friday | Re/code.- Best Buy released a statement saying the outage was caused by a sudden severe spike in mobile traffic. “If you intend to be one of the leaders among […]