Articles Tagged ‘business’

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The Creator Myth

14 minute read

Thumbnail image for 'The Creator Myth' the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best Probably the most important change to tech delivery, in the last five years or so, has been the rise of Product Management. As a discipline Product Management has been around since way before we had software products and services that needed managing, but ...

The Competence Debt

7 minute read

Thumbnail image for 'The Competence Debt' It’s only hard to find the toilets on your first day I just finished reading The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz. As technology management books go it’s by far the most refreshing, honest and illuminating thing I have read in years. I strongly recommend buying the book. The profits go to a good cause too. I didn’t know much...

Software Economics

15 minute read

Thumbnail image for 'Software Economics' Now the project was fundedwe could all go back to playing Candy Crush Software projects cost a lot of money. Some of them stretch to sums that would have made Howard Hughes cry like a two-year-old being babysat by Marilyn Manson. It’s lucky that so many are funded by big companies and government institutions with deep, continuously-fill...

The Big Data Deception

11 minute read

Thumbnail image for 'The Big Data Deception' You can’t go to a conference, read a blog (ahem) or open a tech mag without someone talking about Big Data these days. Now I’m as excited the next person whenever new techniques, approaches, tools, frameworks, whatever come along, but equally, given our industry’s penchant for hype, it’s important to keep one eye out for denuded empero...

The Inevitability of Evil

14 minute read

Thumbnail image for 'The Inevitability of Evil' Staff rarely looked forward to the team building offsite Google’s code of conduct begins with the phrase “Don’t be evil”. If you work for, or with, Google you’re meant to follow the code. Google’s management enforce the code to the extent that you’re even protected from retaliation if you blow the whistle on someone who is being evil. ...