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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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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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How Google Leadership Failed Women in Tech

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Reading Time: 4 minutesGoogle loves a good pedigree. James Damore, the developer at the center of the huge anti-diversity manifesto controversy that got him fired from Google, is an educated person with a solid academic pedigree. According to his LinkedIn profile, he holds a BS in Molecular Biology, Physics and Chemistry from the…
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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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12 Reasons To Avoid Individual Code Ownership

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Reading Time: 7 minutesCoding is a form of art, and artists are very attached to their pieces. That visceral attachment is what makes programmers passionate and intense. That can be a good thing, but it can also lead to problems. Unless the entire development organization has only one or two developers, individual code…
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Company culture is shaped at the top, and forms at the bottom

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Reading Time: 2 minutesWhat is culture? If a company were a person, its culture would be the inner dialog, character, personality, values, dreams, and mood of the individual. Culture is hard to define because is not one single thing, but the interaction of many different aspects that are often in competition and balance…
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