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Why do passionate employees suffer burnout?

My impression is that passionate employees end up suffering from burnout more often than others. I thought that this had a lot to do with the long term quality and efficiency decline that follows from working long hours, but this … Læs resten

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How to demonstrate power, the Facebook way

Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook, called for its break-up, as it had become too powerful. Facebook then sent its VP of Global Affairs and Communications (“PR”), Nick Glegg, to rebut. Or as the American attorney Zephyr Teachout translated it: Zuckerberg: … Læs resten

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Bitdefender: This is stupid

I think Bitdefender is one of the absolutely best antivirus systems and I use them. It also seem to be good at stopping ransomware. My subscription is coming up, and armed with the knowledge I got last year, I went … Læs resten

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Failure to plan

Failure to plan is planning to fail

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What Really Happened?

I have for some time now been aware of this question, in different forms, coming up when something has happened. Or perhaps, not happened. Due to a range of engagements, I have even been asked to judge between different versions. … Læs resten

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Not that there are that many difficult people

Neil Green has made a nice chart of 42 types of difficult people you can meet in software development. I don’t think I have met that many difficult people in my career, but the types are actually quite spot on.

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Customer-driven

In the story about LiveJournal, there is this: “We were always saying we were fighting for the users, that we would run everything by the community before we did anything,” says Mark Smith, a software engineer who worked on LiveJournal … Læs resten

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122 lessons learned for project managers

NASA published a list of 122 lessons learned in project management some 10 years ago. I only just found it but can attest to most of them and I believe the rest. Only, NASA seem to take project management a … Læs resten

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Money has 3 states

One misunderstanding that management often have about money, is that money doesn’t have 2 states, but 3. Positive, negative and zero. I’ll explain. When you have the financial responsibility of an organisation, you become focused on the financial result; profit … Læs resten

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We always copy the bad ideas from USA

Anyone, anyone, with even the tiniest knowledge of the situation at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, will know that identity politics running amok is a catastrophe. I will not link to the hundreds of videos showing people verbally abusing each-other, … Læs resten

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