“Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success” by Adam Grant “Takers have a distinctive signature: they like to get more than they give. They tilt reciprocity in their own favor, putting their own interests ahead of others’ needs.” “In the work-place, givers are a relatively rare breed. They tilt reciprocity in the other direction, […]Read more "Book: “Give and Take”"
Ron Conway from SV Angel How do you tell you are driven enough? Are you willing to work 24/7. The company is the first in line. Once you are willing to make this commitment, then the work ethic will be a non-issue. Good qualities of an entrepreneur: Good communicator Have to be able to excite […]Read more "Startup School 2014"
“How Will You Measure Your Life?” by Clayton M. Christensen The book club at work are reading this book. So, I figured that I should give it a read as well. Given that the author is a Harvard Business School professor, the writing certainly reminded me of cases I read in business school. Although the […]Read more "Book: How Will You Measure Your Life?"
“Becoming A Technical Leader: An Organic Problem-solving Approach” by Gerald M. Weinberg This is another book published over 20 years ago. There are still some useful information. Here are a few highlights: “Leadership is the process of creating an environment in which people become empowered.” “Instead of leading people, as in the threat/reward model, organic […]Read more "Book: Becoming A Technical Leader"
Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, senior adviser at Egon Zehnder, and author of the new book, It’s Not the How or the What but the Who, explains how to gauge potential when evaluating job candidates. In this video, he explains that the hallmarks of potential are motivation, curiosity, insight, engagement, and determination. Here is the link to the […]Read more "Talk: Hiring for potential, Not Just Experience"
“Dynamics of Software Development” by Jim McCarthy Although this book published almost 20 years ago, it has some timeless rules that are still applicable today. Here are a few lines from the book: “If the leader can then resonate with the team’s complex emotional state–identify with it, articulate it, and give the whole constellation of […]Read more "Book: “Dynamics of Software Development”"
“Notes to a Software Team Leader” by Roy Osherove is a refreshing read. I like his way of explaining concepts, making them easy to understand. His perspective that “a team leader grows the people in their team” is inspirational. Here are a few lines from the book: “To get out of survival mode, you have […]Read more "Book: “Notes to a Software Team Leader”"