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7 Best Ways to Make One-On-One Meetings More Productive

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Reading Time: 6 minutesWhat is a one-on-one meeting? In most general terms, a one-on-one is a meeting between two people. In the corporate world, it is associated with a discussion where two people exchange candid feedback, share concerns and discuss how they can be more helpful to each other. It is also used…
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5 Best Strategies To Get Your First Programming Job

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Reading Time: 8 minutesA First Programming Job Requires Experience, But… How? A question that aspiring young developers ask me all the time is: How do I get the first programming job that I need to build the experience required by most programming jobs? It appears like a chicken and egg problem. You need…
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9 Software Engineering Career Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs

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Reading Time: 7 minutesTaking risks and making mistakes is part of the learning path to greatness. Failing quickly and often is a hallmark of success. Nevertheless, aiming to avoid making the same mistake more than once should be somewhere high on your priority list. Personal experience is the most powerful way to learn….
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15 Best Ways to Achieve Flow

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Reading Time: 7 minutesThat amazing feeling. Imagine that you are immersed in a task, completely absorbed by the process of executing it. Your mind is one with what you are doing. Complexities of the task are clear and all aspects seem connected in well-understood ways. Your body appears to be floating and only…
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Anti-Diversity, Google, and Lack of Good Judgment

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Reading Time: 7 minutes[This post was featured on the Huffington Post] Many people who are successful show lack of good sense or judgment. There are many examples. A recent one is Travis Kalanick, the ex-CEO of Uber. His list of actions showing a lack of good judgment is impressive. You can find a…
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The Fallacy of Extreme Tech Interviews

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Reading Time: 6 minutesLife of a software engineer. It must have been more than 15 years ago. I was working as a developer for a company in Seattle. I spent my days writing code, designing technical solutions, leading projects, and interviewing job applicants for engineering positions. I loved my job. The interviewing part…
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