Book: What Makes Love Last?

“What Makes Love Last?: How to build trust and avoid betrayal” By John Gottman, Ph.D. and Nan SilverTrust Metric “1. I feel protected by my partner.”“2. My partner is faithful to me.”“3. My partner is there for me financially.”“4. Sometimes I feel uneasy around my partner.”“5. I don’t think my partner has intimate relationships with […]

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Book: Nonviolent Communication

“Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” By Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD I would highly recommend this book to anyone. “I have since identified a specific approach to communicating—both speaking and listening—that leads us to give from the heart, connecting us with ourselves and with each other in a way that allows our natural compassion to […]

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Book: Remote

“Remote: Office Not Required” by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson “Meaningful work, creative work, thoughtful work, important work—this type of effort takes stretches of uninterrupted time to get into the zone. But in the modern office such long stretches just can’t be found. Instead, it’s just one interruption after another.” “Through its telework strategy, […]

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Book: Better Allies

“Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces” by Karen Catlin “At its core, privilege is a set of unearned benefits given to people who fit into a specific social group. Due to our race, class, gender, sexual orientation, language, geographical location, ability, religion, and more, all of us have greater or lesser access […]

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Book: Team Topologies

“Team Topologies: Organizing Business And Technology Teams For Fast Flow” By Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais “For example, having teams adopting cloud and infrastructure-as-code can reduce the time to provision new infrastructure from weeks or months to minutes or hours. But if every change requires deployment (to production) approval from a board that meets once […]

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Book: Leading Lean

I am not impressed by this book and find it little value to what I already know. Maybe you will find it valuable if this is your first management book. “Leading Lean: Ensuring Success and Developing a Framework for Leadership” By Jean Dahl “The Lean Startup method [hypothesis-driven product development] builds capital-efficient companies because it […]

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Book: Measuring What Counts

“Measuring What Counts: The Global Movement For Well-Being” By Joseph E. Stiglitz, Jean-Paul Fitoussi, and Martine Durand “The commission recommended that there should be a relatively small number of indicators, which some of them reflecting how well ordinary citizens were doing (for example, measures of household median income may be a better indicator of economic […]

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Book: Applied Empathy

“Applied Empathy: The New Language of Leadership” By Michael Ventura “Empathy is about understanding. Empathy lets us see the world from other points of view and helps us from insights that can lead us to new and better ways of thinking, being, and doing,” “For example, if I would to take ‘How can I build […]

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