Monday, March 31, 2014

The Dream Team Nightmare– Books Week 5

The Dream Team Nightmare: Boost Team Productivity Using Agile Techniques by Portia Tung.

Interesting way of spreading the knowledge of agile techniques. Follow the tale of the hired consultant in a semi-interactive way. What’s the next action? It’s up to you to choose the next action (chapter).

Lots of familiar situations and good descriptions of possible improvements.

Smiled a lot reading it, another hero to the rescue ;)

Ref: - Portia Tung

There’s always the duck – Books Week 5

There's Always a Duck cover pageThere's Always a Duck- A collection of essays about people, culture, and teams by Elisabeth Hendrickson

Ref: - Elisabeth Hendrickson

The Talent Code: Greatness isn't born. It's grown – Books Week 6

Awesome book about how talent and skills are grown, literally. How come the South Korean ladies are dominating pro golf all of a sudden?

Follow the author to some of the “talent hotbeds” of the world. What’s their secret sauce? Does the “it takes 10 000 hours to become pro” still apply?

A must read!

Ref: The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How - Daniel Coyle

Outliers: The Story of Success – Books week 8

Interesting stuff about why/how people succeed.
It’s not all about talent is it?
Ref: Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

Sunday, March 30, 2014

My hosting went offline, for good.

Reactivating in progress... this is some serious old stuff.
Let's se what I can digg up.