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  • Marcin shared from Becoming a Technical Leader by Gerald Weinberg
    "Become genuinely interested in other people." Without this genuine interest, any action, such as smiling, remembering the other person's name, or making the person feel important, will be mere hypocritical gimmicks.
    Note: The best advice I have ever read if you want to work with people.
  • Marcin shared from Becoming a Technical Leader by Gerald Weinberg
    The Platinum Rule says, "Do unto others as they would have you do unto them."
    Note: This subtle difference profoundly changes the outcome.
  • Marcin shared from Becoming a Technical Leader by Gerald Weinberg
    The threat/reward model may say that change comes from the top, but my experience tells me that change starts with what we choose to have for breakfast. Besides, there's more to life than large organizations. You may find it empowering to apply this quieter style to such everyday problems as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
    Note: What will you have for breakfast?
  • Marcin shared from Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software by Scott Rosenberg
    In 1999, Alan Cooper—a software developer who created much of the Visual Basic programming language in the early nineties and is now a prominent software design advocate—published a fierce book titled The Inmates Are Running the Asylum that provides a rap sheet of the software industry’s sins. In it Cooper wrote, “Software development lacks one key element—an understanding of what it means to be ‘Done.’
    Note: Today we often still struggle with the notion of 'done'.
  • Marcin shared from Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software by Scott Rosenberg
    In planning my project I had failed to take into account Hofstadter’s Law, the recursive principle to which Douglas Hofstadter attached his name: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.
    Note: The Hofstadter's Law
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Marcin Floryan