In Good to Great, Jim Collins uses the word bravado . Why focus on a word that describes the decision rather than its effect? I would say that this kind of bravado describes change that is not calibrated to the level of understanding that exists in the organisation. I'm not suggesting that we shouldn't have a big, hairy, audacious goal (a BHAG ), but that we should drive towards those goals through experiments that are (1) safe-to-fail - ie don't inflict unsustainable …
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Most of us are not numbers people. So what is a good number of participants to have? Theories range from participates as low as five to what seems to be an infinite number of results. While numbers will provide extra meaning to your feedback, don't get too hung up on math or statistics. Instead let the numbers help tell you a story.
SpriteMachine - tool to create sprites.
Learn You Some - for Great Good! 's guide and tutorial.
Cocoa - $ 3.99 tool that ended up saving me a batch of time. Editor
Ten Things Developers should know about the Mozilla Developer Network ( MDN) - How about just "it's a great site for web docs"?
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Evan Henshaw-Plath, Neo, How Engineers Embrace Lean Startup
Sam McAfee, Change.org, How Engineers Embrace Lean Startup
Melissa Sedano, BloomBoard, How Engineers Embrace Lean Startup
Jocelyn Wyatt, IDEO.org, We Went to West Africa and Learned Our Key Assumptions Were Wrong
Refactoring from Good to Great by Ben Orenstein
One of my favorite talks of the, gave several examples of smelly code and then proceeded to live code his way through various refactorings. Highly recommended.
Tomorrow I'll recap the remaining six talks, including Jim Weirich's keynote which involved stabby procs and succeeded in completely blowing my synapses. Stay tuned.
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What's Hypertable Good For?
The key design consideration of Hypertable is to handle Big Data. If you have a lot of data that you need to process, than Hypertable is a good choice for you. Given that, and the variety and the flexibility of the installation options it provides, it's more than likely there's an option for you.
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You - Great slide presentation on how to properly send and manage email. Actionable tips beyond the "inbox zero" stuff you typically hear. at Email
The 100 - Sweetness...and this very blog made the list (#69). You Need In Your (if you want to leave your job)
Startup 101: Look Before You Leap - article series by Patrick Foley of the Startup Success podcast.
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