How do I deal with ambitious goals and ambitious bosses without losing my sanity and my team's trust? If you're in middle management, this is probably something you ask yourself quite a lot. Not a difficult question? Let's give it a dash of self-doubt. Was the task really impossible or was it I who lack … Continue reading From “No, because…” to “Yes, but…”
Depending on your role and circumstances in your organisation, you might find yourself in that tricky situation of having to interview people for more senior positions. You might find this intimidating or just plain awkward. But you would, of course, like to be effective and be able to get the right talent. What I found … Continue reading Surviving Interviews with Candidates Several Years Your Senior
“Work WITH your boss,” that is by far the best career advice I can give to anyone wanting to enjoy and make the most out of their jobs. I’ve seen brilliant individuals quit their jobs and jeopardise their careers because of huge and unnecessary self-induced stress because they’ve been working FOR their bosses. Do not … Continue reading Work WITH Your Boss
Not too long ago, I created a business plan for a new software product development company. It took me a couple of days to finish and I was to a certain level proud of it although I felt it was a bit rushed. I then set a meeting with top management and brought with me … Continue reading A Board Room Story
Okay, to claim that this is the most significant thing that a software engineer wants his client to know would be a little presumptuous. But what I am about to say is something that most software engineers can relate to. "What's that one thing you wish your customers know?" is a question that's been asked many many … Continue reading That One Thing Every Software Engineer Wanted Their Customers to Know
Smartphones could be charged in 60 seconds with new battery http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11518125/Smartphones-could-be-charged-in-60-seconds-with-new-battery.html
For a glimpse of one of the most awesome projects I worked on, I am reblogging this special review.
I watched the movie with my nephew. He requested for it. Right from the moment I saw its trailer in one of those movie dates I had, I knew it was going to be cool. I’m a creative working in the tech industry; inventions fascinate me. I thought that was it, that it’s the only thing that will make it appreciable for me. But I was surprised.
It will get a bit nerdy from here. Brace yourself if you have to.
The movie brought me back to my college days when I was working with my dissertation. I worked on a system that taught and implemented feed-forward artificial neural networks (ANN). The goal was way beyond providing a tutorial on ANN. I just had to include it because nobody was buying the idea that the system was capable of simulating human decision-making albeit imperfect. The real goal was to create…
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Wall Scrabble by Restoration Hardware http://hiconsumption.com/2014/11/wall-scrabble-by-restoration-hardware/ I suck at "competitive" scrabble. By that I mean I simply put on the board whatever word I can make with my tiles; if it fits then that would be it for me. Years ago I met this guy who plays scrabble like it's a chess game. He knows … Continue reading Article: Wall Scrabble by Restoration Hardware
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