Over the last decade or so, we’ve witnessed a continued ramp up of the information age. Social media has become the “social” place. These days, YouTube publishes 3.7 million videos a day, that’s 271’000 hours every single day. We’re bombarded with information from all directions day in and day out, so much so, that we […]
It’s Always a People Problem
At first I wanted to write about something else today, but then I came across three interlinked blog posts, that I couldn’t resist sharing. And the title is fittingly lifted from the famous quote: The Second Law of Consulting: No matter how it looks at first, it’s always a people problem. Gerald Weinberg – The […]
Do You Care…?
…about the people you work and for whom you develop software for? Or how Allen Pike put it, do you deliver: » Giving a Shit as a Service I think too often and too quickly we get lost in our own problems, be it code-wise or management-wise that we end up forgetting about the bigger […]
Informational vs Emotional Receiving
From a totally unrelated Hacker News discussion thread, I got a link to a quite enlightening display of how communication can be received in different ways. It reminded me of the German book “Miteinander Reden 1” by Friedemann Schulz von Thun that we’ve read in school many years ago. As such the topic wasn’t completely […]