The Big Picture: Big changes need big focus. Let’s talk about focus today because the ability to focus is a superpower. We used to call it sticktoitiveness. I’m going to talk in pretty general terms today. But this applies to software engineering and leadership. So let me tell you some stories. Finance in College When… Continue reading Focus

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Asymmetric payoffs Heads, you break even. Tails, you lose. Would you take that deal? Heads you break even, and tails you lose? That’s a terrible deal. We should avoid that at all costs. So let me talk a little bit about that in terms of software engineering. In software engineering, people want reliability and consistency.… Continue reading Slow Down