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Treat Your Partners like…um, well…Partners

 “Nothing works better than just improving your product.” — Joel Spolsky, Stack Overflow co-founder In today’s business environment, it’s far too easy to get caught up in the new hype of the day.  That could be new methodology, new technology,

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Stop Complaining! Do Something!

I realize this is very preach-y, but still needs to be said periodically.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the two quotes above together in one…so my quote for this post is: “Don’t complain about things you’re not willing to help change…and

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Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses

Every so often, I’m reminded that I really need to live my own life and not someone else’s.  Last night, that hit me hard and square in the face.  I went on a craft beer brewery tour with some friends. 

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A Man’s GOT to Know His Limitations!

I just love a good Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry quote like this one… I remembered this when I reflected on the past week…one of those “crazy” work weeks. While I was filling out my time-sheet (yes, I still fill

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The Office Elephant in the Room

This is continuing my thoughts on the 21st Century workplace and focuses on the office itself.  I’ve been in a variety of companies with a variety of configurations.  I’ve recently really embraced minimalism…like real minimal.  My “office” is now my

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The Testing Elephant in the Room

Even thought it is 2014 and the IT/programming industry has been creating software for over 40 years, testing is still “an elephant in the room”…let’s pause there for a second to let that sink in – software has been developed for

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The Personal Responsibility Elephant in the Room

One area of the workplace that some don’t even know exists is personal responsibility. It seems in today’s world, there’s plenty of “I’m the victim”, blame game and “it’s your fault, not mine” to go around. When it comes to

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