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The Dip: knowing when to quit and when to stick

I just finished reading "the dip" by Seth Godin. I actually didn't really know what the book was about and I basically picked it up just because it was less than $10 and because I loved previous books by Seth Godin (no doubt he's one of the greatest…...

December 5, 2008 · 3 min · François Planque

Quote of the day - Strategy

"Giving up the illusion that you can predict the future is a very liberating moment. All you can do is give yourself the capacity to respond... the creation of that capacity is the purpose of strategy." - Lord John Browne Chairman of BP

April 10, 2008 · 1 min · François Planque

Quote of the day - Projects

“The middle of every successful project looks like a disaster.” – Rosabeth Moss Cantor

October 26, 2007 · 1 min · François Planque

Offshoring/outsourcing software development

This thread in Ask Joel is the most interesting discussion I've ever read abut offshoring/outsourcing software development! It's getting incredibly long though, so it's really hard to read through. But the first 25 comments are definitely worth…...

June 18, 2004 · 2 min · François Planque

Quote of the day: hiring aptitude

Joel on Software in The Guerrilla Guide to Interviewing: "I've discovered that understanding pointers in C is not a skill, it's an aptitude." Actually, the whole article contains lots of very interesting thoughts. A few examples: "Our goal is to hire…...

September 8, 2003 · 1 min · François Planque

Focus on the First Derivative

In his latest post about Career Calculus, Eric Sink explains how you should constantly monitor your personal learning curve by focusing on the first derivative instead of the curve itself. Very interesting post. Wise advice. I actually believe this is…

August 20, 2003 · 1 min · François Planque

Talent to be found in...

“Talent… is most likely to be found among non-conformists, dissenters, and rebels.” – David Ogilvy

March 25, 2003 · 1 min · François Planque

Quote of the day - 21st century illiterates

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn” –Alvin Toffler...

January 30, 2003 · 1 min · François Planque