George Floyd Mural and Vigil

George Floyd #wecantbreathe

This month I had intended to write about my experience working for a Private Equity backed turnaround that filed bankruptcy. I had expected to write about this last month but felt addressing my experience changing jobs during the...

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Building Your Personal Network

During the first .com bust in the early 2000’s I thought that I had built a strong network. When my start-up’s public offering was pulled, and after the 3rd round of layoffs, I knew I had to find a new job. As I...

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Feedback as a gift

Why can’t we just be honest?

How many times have you heard that “Feedback is a Gift”? When I was working at Target Corporation, this phrase was used so many times, that I had more gifts than I knew what to do with. Feedback piled up in the corner to the...

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Focus Your Culture

Andy Grove had it right when he outlined the approach to Objectives and Key Results (OKR) management in his 1980’s book High Output Management. Setting objectives for the company, department, and individual with measurable...

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Autonomy or Anarchy?

Autonomy or Anarchy?

If you ask most software engineers what they want, they often will answer with “To build the best software, with the latest tools, without being bothered.” In other words, they want to build what they want and how they...

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Responsible Intelligence

Responsible Intelligence

The headlines of late have been full of questions about what the Internet knows about us. Every day with our internet browsing, credit card transactions, social media posts, and the very act of carrying our phones we leave...

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