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Are you giving tone deaf advice?

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...

Joy Inc. Review

I came across this book through a coworker who started reading it. The title was enough for me to reserve it at the library and start reading it. Turns out it is about a software consulting firm (which is also the company I currently work for) in Ann Arbor, MI (about...
Smarter Faster Better: Review

Smarter Faster Better: Review

I started reading this book on a recent camping trip to Mackinaw City. I had allocated some time for hammocking, and since I get antsy in a hammock having a book to read was necessary. We chose this book to read for book club at work, that’s how I came across...
Management Lessons from Taiichi Ohno: Review

Management Lessons from Taiichi Ohno: Review

When I first saw “Toyota Production System” and “creator” on this book cover, I became extremely excited. Why? Because I have heard much about TPS (called Lean Management in North America) and now I was going straight to the source. However,...
When a company asked for my input

When a company asked for my input

I’ll freely admit, it feels great when someone asks for my input? Maybe it has to do with the fact that I cannot recall many instances where my opinion mattered, or that I am a pretty misunderstood guy. Who knows? So I was tickled pink when Pluralsight asked me...
Not the brightest in the box

Not the brightest in the box

If I determined a motto for my academic life, it would be: Not the brightest crayon in the box Sure, I am grateful to be a crayon in a box, but to say that I am the crayon shining at the top ends as wishful thinking. I was late to the computer science wave, having...