Challengers are great if they carry both sets of qualities: both questioning and delivering.
A useful overview of engineering manager archetypes to reflect and contrast the various responsibilities that managers can take on.
A very thorough treatment of how “Good Intent” is harmful to diversity and inclusion.
I had put the Ray Dalio book on my do-not-read pile even before knowing exactly how evil it is.
A lovely set of easter eggs hidden in Switzerland’s official maps.
An overview of the philosophical and technical revolutions that are necessary to be able to develop in production. It’s a long way but I believe even the journey to get there is worth it.
People think they don’t have the time to write so they’ll have a meeting instead which is probably the worst thing they could do, but it’s easy.
Even then trying to teach people how to write better does not seem to be a very successful manoeuvre. I’m still trying to figure out what making them yearn for the sea is in this context.
so people never settle … they simply won’t stop tweaking their tools, instead of focusing on the actual work.
Another piece of a company that has a broken culture (he is literally writing it) and is blaming that on the tool that they use.
To be fair, I think that these kind of open tools probably don’t scale past 10 people. It sure would be nice but you just can’t expect everybody to be a superstar power user of the tool your company is using. People have lives and they probably don’t care about this as much as you do. Tools need to accommodate that.
The Spotify model wasn’t even a silver bullet for Spotify and it definitely wasn’t one for all the organizations that simply copied it.
A useful article that slices the valuable insights in High Output Management for non-managers (tech leads, seniors, etc.).