- How Steve Kerr revolutionized the Golden State Warriors’ offense on a charcuterie board
Grand Unifying Metrics and any Steve Kerr story.
(categories: coaching strategy metrics leadership thinking )
- What I Learned From Reading Every Amazon Shareholders Letter
Quote: "Will you admire this person? Will this person raise the average level of effectiveness of the group they’re entering? Along what dimension might this person be a superstar?" and lots of other Bezos / Amazon quotes.
(categories: hiring amazon leadership management strategy bezos )
- The Product Manager vs. the Technical Product Manager | Aha! Blog
Many companies will find that they excel with two product management roles — a business-minded PM and a technical PM. And others will determine that it is best to have one person leading product who can answer the “why” and the “what” and who can also engage in the “how.”
(categories: productmanagement careers product-product-product product-owner )
- Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? – The Atlantic
Troubling… but if you don’t get your kid a device, are they just as unhappy because they’re even more left out?
(categories: technology culture children kids attention )
- CloudNativeLandscape_v0.9.7.jpg (6000×3874)
Crazy explosion in the number of tools you need to master or be familiar with when building an application.
(categories: cloud-native cncf cloud technology )
- WebAIM: History of the browser user-agent string
(categories: mosaic mozilla firefox chrome user-agent safari explorer netscape browser )
- Warren Buffett’s "2 List" Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and Master Your Priorities
Quote: "Buffett’s strategy is particularly brilliant. Items 6 through 25 on your list are things you care about. They are important to you. It is very easy to justify spending your time on them. But when you compare them to your top 5 goals, these items are distractions. Spending time on secondary priorities is the reason you have 20 half-finished projects instead of 5 completed ones. Eliminate ruthlessly. Force yourself to focus."
(categories: focus attention productivity gtd advice buffet )
- Notes from Mind The Product 2017 | Scott Berkun
Quote: "We fall in love with our ideas, even if they don’t apply to the situation at hand. We have to remember to ask “is this idea any good”. We tend to consider one idea at a time, when we should be asking “compare and contrast” questions. Good is not an absolute trait, but we often assume that it is. When we consider more ideas we ask better questions."
(categories: ideas thinking strategy decision-making )
- The Wrong Side of Right
Quote: "The most important lesson I’ve learned from running a company is that the more I give up trying to be right, the better the outcomes get for everyone. I don’t care who gets the credit. I care about creating the best win-win outcomes I can."
- Kitchen Soap – Multiple Perspectives On Technical Problems and Solutions
Quote: "Dialogue is about exploring the nature of choice. To choose is to select among alternatives. Dialogue is about evoking insight, which is a way of reordering our knowledge— particularly the taken-for-granted assumptions that people bring to the table. Discussion is about making a decision. Unlike dialogue, which seeks to open possibilities and see new options, discussion seeks closure and completion. The word decide means “to resolve difficulties by cutting through them.” Its roots litera…
(categories: decision-making conversation people management negotiation )
- The Rule of 40% For a Healthy SaaS Company – Feld Thoughts
Quote: "The 40% rule is that your growth rate + your profit should add up to 40%. So, if you are growing at 20%, you should be generating a profit of 20%. If you are growing at 40%, you should be generating a 0% profit. If you are growing at 50%, you can lose 10%. If you are doing better than the 40% rule, that’s awesome."
(categories: business growth saas revenue profit )
- 3 years on Google App Engine. An Epic Review.
Frozen in time review of GAE in 2017.
(categories: google-app-engine google gae )
- Everything is distributed – O’Reilly Media
Quote: "One thing we know from classic distributed computing theory is that distributed systems fail more often, and the failures often tend to be partial in nature. Such failures are not just harder to diagnose and predict; they’re likely to be not reproducible—a given third-party data feed goes down or you get screwed by a router in a town you’ve never even heard of before. You’re always fighting the intermittent failure, so is this a losing battle?"
(categories: distributed-architecture multi-tier distributed )
- The death of reading is threatening the soul – The Washington Post
Has been a goal of mine to read three books a month. I turned off Twitter but still am drawn like a moth to the flame.
(categories: reading culture focus attention )
- Quote by Warren Buffett: “Somebody once said that in looking for people t…”
Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it’s true. If you hire somebody without [integrity], you really want them to be dumb and lazy.
(categories: quotes life hiring management )
- GitHub – kamranahmedse/developer-roadmap: Roadmap to becoming a web developer in 2017
Great infographic illustrating the complexity of being a front end / back end / devops engineer in 2017.
(categories: career software complexity )
- SREcon 2016 Performance Checklists for SREs
Great presentation on performance debugging in 2017.
(categories: performance troubleshooting debugging netflix sre )
- The Calculus of Service Availability – ACM Queue
SLA’s, Google, math, microservices, distributed architectures and four 9’s.
(categories: devops google sre sla reliability )