Book: Our Iceberg Is Melting

“Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions” by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber. I bought this book several years ago and re-read it today. This book showed it’s talking points by telling a fictional story. The notes here are mostly based on last couple pages of the book. “The Eight Steps Process […]

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Book: Building a DevOps Culture

“Building a DevOps Culture” by Mandi Walls This is a really short read. Here are some quoted notes: “A DevOps culture is one created through lots of discussion and debate.” “A team taking a more DevOps approach talks about the product throughout its lifecycle, discussing requirements, features, schedules, resources, and whatever else might come up.” On […]

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Book: “Daring Greatly”

“Daring Gratly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead” by Brené Brown This book has some deep insights that explains the mechanics of vulnerability and how some people able to respond life challenges in ways that lead to better outcome. If you don’t want to read through 300+ […]

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Book: “Zero to One”

“Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future” by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters “What important truth do very few people agree with you on?” Arthurs went in detail explaining why this is a difficult question to answer. See the next quote “Most answers to the contrarian question are different ways of […]

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Book: “Give and Take”

“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, […]

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