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In this blog I will share the lessons I have learned in real time as a junior developer. Because I work in an Agile world, I will also share my experiences with Agile development

Grit: Review

I must confess I read this book a few months ago but have finally made the time to write a review about it. If you have not read the book, you can watch a TED talk here. Angela Duckworth shares her research concluding that in the long run, people who persist through...

How Show & Tell became relevant in my career

The popular elementary activity I rarely participated in (since I had little to show) holds fond memories for kids. For a few minutes a little child arrests the attention of the entire classroom with an interesting item that they brought to share. You know the...

I hate being a cook in a crowded kitchen

I've recently experienced two situations that reminded me why it is hard for me to take initiative and jump immediately. For the first, I was selected to be part of a group to implement and build an information exchange within our company. At first it seemed like...

Bringing out the Best in People Review

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, particularly due to my slant towards anything in the field of behavioral psychology. If I could sum this entire book in two words, they would be: Positive Reinforcement. Here are some of the highlights that stood out as I read...

Let me explain my triangle

They say every leader needs a "triangle" of sorts that quantifies their style or belief. While I do not currently serve in an official leader capacity, here's my preemptive triangle that typifies the kind of team I want to build. Disclaimer: I have read a number of...

Are you giving tone deaf advice?

Seek first to understand, before being understood Perhaps one of the most famous quotes from Stephen Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, it makes for a feel good quote that anyone can use to sound wise. However, I have observed the difficulty in applying...