If we are hiring you because you are awesome, then you have 30 days to do something awesome. And awesome is simply defined as me (or your supervisor) thinking to him/herself, “man, that’s awesome!” just once.
How to get better feedback. Good tips from Scott Berkun on how to get better feedback.
This transcript of James Burke’s talk at dConstruct 2012 is fantastic. In it he discusses the network effect of small changes repeated at scale. There’s also this gem:
Institutions manage change above all so that they can make sure that innovation doesn’t mean disruption. Established institutions, even yours, are vulnerable to disruptive technology.
I’m the weird kind of nerd who listens to podcasts on Saturday nights and tonight I was catching up on some episodes of Back to Work. Episode 115 was about meetings and I figured I’d jot some notes down. I’m glad I did, it was… Continue reading →
Memorizing a programming language using spaced repetition software. Interesting approach to memorizing a programming language from Derek Sivers. Probably the kind of thing that doesn’t work for everyone but works really, really well for certain types.
Turning Down TechCrunch and Journalism in a Collaborative Society are two great posts from Chad Whitacre. He founded Gittip and has been asking anyone he talks with to be okay with open calls. That means livestreaming the call and posting the audio on YouTube. Turns out that bothers some journalists. Mathew Ingram and Brian Jackson took the offer, though. I’d love to see more experiments like this.
Hiring Engineers, a Process. The tips for successful interviews are particularly interesting. I also like the way Eran summed it up at the end with:
A job interview goes both ways. We interview you, and you interview us. We want great talent and respect is the first step.
Way back on March 24th I took a trip to Maui with Daniel, Leah, and Leah. We stayed just south of Lahaina for 8 days in a great condo Daniel found through a charity auction. The highlight of the trip was definitely the hike through… Continue reading →