Articles Tagged ‘business’

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The 95%

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Thumbnail image for 'The 95%' we’re all equal before a wave In November 2007, Bruce Eckel gave a commencement address at Neumont College of Computer Science in Salt Lake City. He published it shortly after and titled it “The Mythical 5%.” It’s a good speech about what it takes to be a member of the top 5% of software engineers in the world who are 20x more productiv...

Killing The Sacred Cows

10 minute read

Thumbnail image for 'Killing The Sacred Cows' what? killing the whatnow? A lot of businesses say they want to be ‘digital.’ And I think when they say that they mean two things: (A) they want to create an end-to-end suite of slick apps for their customers to enable them to self-serve, have a great experience, develop some love for the brand (B) they want a delivery capability to m...

Tech Culture

12 minute read

Thumbnail image for 'Tech Culture' the mandatory work-from-the-officeday was going spectacularly This is stating the obvious, but it’s still worth stating - whatever ambitious vision a company has, and whatever obstacles might stand in the way of that vision, you are infinitely more likely to achieve that vision if you can create and nurture a thriving culture. You can h...

Moving to the Cloud

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Thumbnail image for 'Moving to the Cloud' cloud bill’s a brewin’ It may seem odd in 2023 to be talking about moving infrastructure to the cloud, but I am constantly surprised at how many businesses that could be cloud-based aren’t. AWS has been around for 17 years, Google Cloud for 15 years, Azure for 13 years and alternative cloud offerings for 10 years. Actually, I say I’m su...

Risk-Free Development

9 minute read

Thumbnail image for 'Risk-Free Development' it’s just a jump to the left Risk is a funny thing. We let it influence so much of what we do and yet we barely understand what it is. For example, we might choose not to build a particular product, or add a new feature, because “it’s too high risk” (and yet we laud start-ups who did it anyway). We hold very long meetings to create plan...