I’d like to learn how to write automated tests! I was excited to read this in the self reflection form of one of the QA people in my team. Yes! I know…
Every performance review cycle I die a little. However, even death is an opportunity — as my grandma used to say. Actually, she didn’t say that as far…
A Dutch comedian once said: You can split the world population into roughly two groups. But… I wouldn’t do it. It’s a lot of work. Nevertheless, just…
I hear you. You’re busy. Not enough hours in a day. I hear you. So, let’s do a mental exercise. Christmas is coming, so I’m going to grant you a wish…
I’ve now been in two companies trying to implement guilds. In both cases at least the first attempt failed. Before we get to my theories around the…
Nikola Tesla visited Henry Ford at his factory, which was having some kind of difficulty. Ford asked Tesla if he could help identify the problem area…
For most of my career I was unaware of the potential value of HR. This all changed about two years ago. As is the case for many things, this happened…
At the risk of sounding like some sort of motivational speaker, here’s what I believe to be true: failure is a choice. Well, at least my definition of…
One of the common reasons for people to disengage at work is not feeling appreciated. People phrase this problem in various ways: not feeling seen, not…
A while ago I found my old wallet.dat file. I had it backed up, unencrypted on my old dropbox account. wallet.dat is a file used for Bitcoin that holds…
I don’t consider myself a risk-taker. Far from it. Nevertheless, I’m going to attempt to talk you into taking more risk. Managed risk. It’s for the…
Wikipedia: Cynicism is an attitude characterized by a general distrust of others' motives. A cynic may have a general lack of faith or hope in people…