- The New Science of Building Great Teams
Quote: "… successful teams share several defining characteristics: 1. Everyone on the team talks and listens in roughly equal measure, keeping contributions short and sweet. 2. Members face one another, and their conversations and gestures are energetic. 3. Members connect directly with one another—not just with the team leader. 4. Members carry on back-channel or side conversations within the team. 5. Members periodically break, go exploring outside the team, and bring information back." …
(categories: management teams leadership culture communication team )
- Engineering Growth Framework – Medium
Documentation for Medium’s professional growth framework.
(categories: career growth management learning leadership )
- Monitoring and Observability – Cindy Sridharan – Medium
So much good stuff in this blog post.
(categories: monitoring observability devops operations resilience sre )
- Mon Frère Boris «
Quote: “When your best players are committed to the ideals that you’re [preaching], and the coach holds them as accountable as anyone on the team, then it’s easy for people to recognize: If I want to be successful here, here’s what I need to do.”
(categories: nba systems ideals accountability team-first )
- The New Moats – Greylock Perspectives
Quote: "If you pick a place in the technology stack and become the absolute best of breed solution you can create a valuable company. However, this means picking a technical problem with few substitutes, that requires hard engineering, and needs operational knowledge to scale."
(categories: strategy intelligence ai business )
- 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 )