Book: Do You Talk Funny?

“Do You Talk Funny? 7 Comedy Habits To Become A Better (And Funnier) Public Speaker” by David Nihill “Laughter triggers a dopamine release, which aids memory and information processing. It’s like a mental post-it note that tells your brain, remember this.” “Humor is proven to increase the likelihood that your pitch or presentation will be […]

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MOOC: People Analytics

These are my notes from MOOC from Coursera on People Analytics by University of Pennsylvania. Performance Evaluation “For any given level of effort, a range of outcomes can occur due to factors outside the employee’s control.” i.e. skils vs luck “Chance doesn’t persist. And if the challenge is to parse skills from chance, the single […]

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MOOC: Leading Teams

Here are my notes from Leading Teams MOOC from Michigan on Coursera. What is the Optimal Team Size? Benefits of larger teams More capabilities Moe resources More information and input More ideas and possible solutions Benefits of smaller teams More cohesive higher member satisfaction Faster decision making, consensus More effective individual contribution For startups, larger founding […]

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Lecture: Emotional Intelligence

Here are some notes based on the training at work today. What is emotional intelligence? “The ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.” — Emotional Intelligence 2.0 Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves Key components of emotional intelligence Personal competence Self-awareness Self-managment Short-term: In […]

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Book: Priming Kanban

A manager recommended “Priming Kanban: A 10 step guide to optimizing flow in your software delivery system” by Jesper Boeg. It’s a short read with many good points. Here are my notes: What is Kanban? “Visualize Work”: “Visualize every step in your value chain from vague concept to releasable software.” “Limit Work-in-Progress (WIP)”: “Set explicit limits […]

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