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Money talks: How to speak business as an engineer

on Jan 11, 2019 3:35:00 PM by | Jason Raede | perspectives technology
When I was handed the keys to the engineering organization at my previous company, I did what I knew: I jumped in head first and focused on the architecture and code. And I thought I was doing a great job. We successfully scaled the platform to handle a massive influx of traffic, delivered features (mostly) on time, and had several extremely satisfied enterprise customers. But there was always a sense of misalignment and distrust in our executive meetings. We struggled to agree on strategy and priority. Requirements were ambiguous and couldn’t be clarified. Delivery expectations were kept hidden and artificially padded without collaboration. We were successful, but something was preventing us from becoming a well-oiled machine.
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Sunk costs, seat belts, and why it is hard to stay competitive

on Aug 27, 2018 9:42:00 AM by | Max Blumenthal | perspectives articles technology
Somewhere above the Atlantic Ocean, I took a break from writing this blog to watch The Black Panther (for a third time). There is a scene where T’Challa objects to his sister Shuri’s newly-developed technology because the technology that he was already using worked well enough for him. Shuri’s response was, “just because something works does not mean it cannot be improved.”
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4 rules for building a people-first culture

on Jul 31, 2018 4:57:00 PM by | Max Blumenthal | perspectives articles
A company is simply a group of people working toward a common goal. Companies are most successful when the best and brightest people are aligned, happy, and learning.
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