Naughtonomy

If you want a strong team of developers, give them autonomy. But what if they don’t want to take it? The ones in, or from, the big corporations who just won’t take the initiative? The ones who just want to be told what to do? I’ve said before that those are the waterfall people. The … More Naughtonomy

Step out of the shadow cast down by your ego

Don’t define yourself by your job. You are a fascinating unique intersection of many identities, including your job and your vocation, but even when these align, you are much more. You have friends and family. You have friends outside work but in your vocation who are a great sounding board.¬†Use them to explore the market. … More Step out of the shadow cast down by your ego

I don’t trust change

I don’t trust change. I know change is what we do, it’s why people need new software to do things they couldn’t do before, to sweep away the cobwebs and start everything anew. To change. For the better. The better what? Faster, more efficient, more user friendly. “Just better”. “An improvement”. “The new shiny”. “Make … More I don’t trust change

Inbox Zero

I’ve been trying out the inbox zero philosophy (Google Video : Inbox Zero) for a while to keep on top of my email, and I’ve got it working quite well at work (Outlook) and in my personal GMail account. Since I’ve had quite a deluge of email recently for various reasons, I thought I’d share … More Inbox Zero