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Did I mention that and are two awesome guys that are supporting me in my race? You guys rock!
Making excuses is not a strategy.
“Management by objective works - if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don’t.” ~ Peter Drucker
Same People, Same Thinking, Same Methods, Same Results. Effective?
"Top-down structures turn employees into bootlickers, breed pointless struggles for political advantage,and discourage dissent." -Gary Hamel
Why Hierarchies Must Sign Their Own Death Warrant To Survive | Forbes
RT At long last…KIDS TEES.
When you build software with smaller teams, it saves more than just money. You're more efficient, focused, and everyone's accountable.
If you want to make enemies try to change something ~Woodrow Wilson
Happy Birthday -our fearless People Team Lead and resident Diva!
At about the same point it would truncate “Searching for detailed analysis of behavior” : )
If your sprint retrospectives are always kittens & rainbows, then you're probably doing them wrong.
We really enjoyed The Bletchley Circle. Thanks again.
Looking at job descriptions online. Saw this great requirement: A strong tolerance for office tomfoolery and shenanigans.
Help ! Can you transfer to ?
Speaker decks from Balanced Team SF 2013 now posted
ka-blam! amazon analytics
VIP Quickstart: A Local Development Environment That Mirrors
for the thank you gift! Late nights + Coffee + a great launch = worth it.
"'Good people management' can be extremely demoralizing for the people who do the work." -John Seddon
"The main obstacle to management innovation is the belief that there is no other way to manage an organisation." -Gary Hamel
I've augmented that with carefully targeted emotion, but making it feel personally about someone else is always a mistake.
true. I feel my band-aid yanked whenever I hear of someone else being widowed. :/ ::BIG HUG DUDE::
Yea! We're off to the party!
“Champion skeptics can be valuable. They’re in your org. Get them to help. And take turns wearing that black hat.”
#908 - "I want to be an artist" - One of my proudest Papa moments depicted.
More features = better product DOES NOT work today. Via
Design isn't just for UX and designers, everyone has a role in making design matter. It's not just buttons, colors and layouts
New bathroom tile... almost there... Still needs to be sealed, but I think it turned out pretty well.…
Saying something is “a good problem to have” does not mean that it’s not still a damn big problem.
. "Test Tetris is pushing your tests down to the lowest level possible - make a unit test if you can & run parallel"
truth RT : You can't put smart people in a dumb organization to make the organization smarter
You can't put smart people in a dumb organization to make the organization smarter
“Operations should not stop people from making stupid mistakes - it causes conflict”
“Ops shouldn’t deploy engineer’s code. Seperation of duties is not a thing. It’s not in SOX, ISO.”
“However the , you should occasionally look at the .” — Winston Churchill
Do less parallel development; serialize features so you can focus and do them well.
. On testing: You think you don't have time to do it right? WRONG -- you don't have time to do it TWICE.
Sullivan: "We realized spending more on Marketing than R&D was wrong; R&D is Customer Acquisition vehicle for the company"
.: "Lesson: Engineer first for experimentation; focus performance/scalability later"
Something I learned from : take lots of pictures of your workspace and team. You'll be glad you did.
You are not here to build software. You are here to change the world. —
PS: I'm posting my '2013/11/01 FlowCon' notes at
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"heroic leadership is a sign of Lean leadership failure not triumph" ~
Leadership is an activity not a position -
"wrong measures, wrong pain, wrong outcomes" ~
"what you measure tells everyone what you think" ~ | exposes our models and assumptions.
"A collection of the worlds most successful Design Principles ..." ()
why do you let the hate live in you?
RT : no don't tell him no don't shhh RT : A true friend doesn’t rub it in when you make a mistake. They rub it out.
Apps should be $9.99, not $0.99. If you disagree, go code one yourself and get back to me.
There is a REAL gap in business today: managers having never done the work, have no idea what it takes to do it, and say yes to everything
So why don’t we build a world (and workplaces) where *everyone* can get to do what they enJOY more than anything else?
Need to figure out how to disable emoji’s on my mother in law’s phone
Aww shucks made us blush! 100% 's idea, glad to make it happen for you and more chapters. PS - It's free!
Great day w/ celebrating launch of our biggest customer. Just beginning of years of strong partnership.
Launched new program search for w/ real time integration to APIs, check it out:
Was all for the Affordable Healthcare Act til Suzanne Somers came out against it.
Ok. Done reconsidering.
Still for it.
What am I thinking? There r babies in the row in front of me, behind me, and beside me. Next up: endorsement on LinkedIn for seat selection.
Brant Cooper and Patrick Vlaskovits "The Lean Entrepreneur" | Talks at Google: VIDEO
Have a wonderful birthday, !
Little known fact: That llama is a huge Flock of Seaguls fan.
Happy birthday, !
Happy birthday from me and this new wave llama ;-)
Seconded. :) Happy birthday, !
Awesome. Though I think you wore but one hat: "doer of what needs doing." Holes are for pigeons.
MountainTots is awesome! I highly recommend it! It's in Vestavia on 31 right off of 65.
we had our 2 yo at green valley baptist and really liked it
Hunter Street Weekday. I think it is 9 am to 1 pm.
we had a great experience with Shades Crest Baptist in Bluff Park
It's crestwood, so farther than you want, but the Alabama Waldorf school is amazing. All mine went there for preschool.
we've really enjoyed the program at Dawson. 9-1 Tuesday and Thursday.
My old church in Hoover always had a great program. Might be worth checking to see. Oakmont Presbyterian.
My ENT told me to pick “air gel” up and put some in the inside of my nose. Said it was better than a humidifier.
checked myself today, came to same conclusion. Excited to be rid of it with my fresh attitude :).
Myself included. I'm trying to change my ways.
I typically go with “me” in failure and “we” in success.
Worth doing every now & then: Write 100 things for which you're grateful. :)
Fantastic resource for all PMs - why UI rules matter for users
Design feedback. What once was dread is now my very most favoritest part. Srsly.
. that's why I made . 50 min. video to watch, enjoy, and share. :)
URLCAP: a convenient tool for generating screenshots by providing a URL - (has a handy bookmarklet too)
"Understanding Organizational Effectiveness" at Agile Australia 2013
Enjoyed speaking tonight. Was nervous as hell, but it felt good to get out of my comfort zone. Happy I did it.
Home groups have probably generated more ill-will towards Christianity than all the wars and conquests and hypocrisies combined.
On the bright side, will make the waiting game a whole lot more enjoyable.
The prayer ribbons hanging from the ceiling in Grace Cathedral
I'm sure this is a PM/software metaphor, but as a guy who just had an architect draw up a floor plan, I totally agree.
oh man. Every day. I feel your pain.
I thought about going back to find a line about sesame chicken, but I can't hate myself that many times in one night.
So for my 70,000th tweet, all I want to say: I'm in love with life. I'm in love with my partner in life . And I'm grateful for you.
The most surprising and stressful thing about parenting so far has been discovering that there are non-procrastinable problems in the world.
Spider-Man flew in to attack me.
The skill I’ve found the most useful as a consultant is being able to repress seething rage.
Whenever U feel like criticizing anyone…just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that U’ve had -Fitzgerald
Once you realize you’re deeply committed to doing something, getting it done isn't that tough.
Forget traditional org charts - GitHub uses a network to organize people.
My trauma: Amelie only cares how well the princes acquits herself. Amelie watched princess bride. Amelie did not approve.
She was right.
professionals are in high demand. What should you be making?
"Large organizations create roles, and people in those roles tend to forget why they're there." —
If you enjoy Shakespeare even in the slightest, do yourself a favor and track down The Hollow Crown. Accessible, high-quality productions.
add that as a remedy to not losing your shit.
Thing that is floating around in my head that some would call heresy: scripture is meant to be experienced 1st and foremost in community.
I'm pretty bloody sensitive to issues of discrimination and yet I can't help but think that crass generalizations are the enemy of equality.
To truly know beautiful, we must know ugly, and realize the beautiful in it. /c
Improve your product roadmap w/ smart customer segmentation - video w/ & :
RT : BTW, so much truth from your talk. Thanks for being vulnerable and authentic on stage, great message.
BTW, so much truth from your talk. Thanks for being vulnerable & authentic on stage, great message. (via ) +1
BTW, so much truth from your talk. Thanks for being vulnerable and authentic on stage, great message.
Yr talk last Fri resonated w/me on a few fronts…have shared some of yr points 2-3x already…Looking fwd to yr blog post abt it.
I've posted all of my pics of Atlanta here:
In both jpg & raw format.
Can I burn down your house?
Just the 2nd floor?
Let's talk about what I can burn down.
YOU’RE NOT COMPROMISING!
Thanks everyone! Baby and mama are doing great! Still no name, but we’re trying to figure it out tonight.
Geeking out on . Such a cool framework.
Best part of / is all the people in black shirts that have leaned against the unfinished concrete!
[Vague compliment of so I can keep using Sass.]
Good leadership is always human. It takes time and energy. It is hard work. Which is why good leadership is so special when we find it.
Best use of animated gifs in a slide deck goes to . (If awarded superlatives.)
Use the ecosystem, don't fight it -
It’s official. made “ghettoviz” a thing at .
Enjoyed 's talk: "doesn't matter how amazing a professional you are if you're a crappy human being."
I thought your talk was a very helpful reminder to keep perspective. Slides?
Too many good pieces of wisdom from to mention. Awesome talk.
your presentation was unexpected, refreshing, & the most insightful thing I've listened to at a conference. Thank you!
Wonderful talk from . Very relatable
"It doesnt matter how professional you are, if you suck at being a human being." -
amazing talk; really struck home. Thank you.
Just heard an awesome talk from and then won a book on Playful Design. That's a pretty good day at .
Killer lessons on how not to lose your shit. Well done. Thanks
you gave one of the best talks I've ever heard. So honest and inspiring. Thank you very much
Great job . Thank you for the honesty.
"Doesn't matter how awesome your are in your professional life if you suck at being a human." -
Great talk on life lessons from at . "How is not as important as what." Nice.
Great talk, ! Glad to hear others' struggles and victories.
Important lessons from at
Will talking about how to change process: "pixels change quickly, people do not."
Loving the sincerity in 's presentation. Well done!
"My thinking face looks like I'm going to murder your mother."
Nice to see in the house at
IMO services get designed when business units colide and/or get in each other's way. Rarely is it an intentional strategy.
A house built starts with the walls. A house designed starts with a couch and ends up with walls.
When projects get too big to fail they become "strategic" and all economic logic goes out the window
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When the ax first entered the forest, a tree, on seeing the wooden handle, said, “Don’t worry–he’s one of us.” -- a proverb
Fuck the House GOP and the gerrymandering that allows them to perpetuate being pompous and unending shitbags.
Look at your beliefs. They script your life. Change them and change happens.
Do more than challenge. If all you do is challenge, you’re a jerk.
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. Ambrose Bierce
I'm typically on the hunt for the best Mexican food I can find. I've now decided to dub this quest "Mexcaliber."
Fear is a great enemy as it covers the reality and continues to force us not to break free from our existing rut.
There is no better phone call to get on a Sunday morning than your pediatrician calling to say all your son's MRIs are clean.
‘10 Things That She-Ra Can Teach Us About Payroll Management Systems’.
The only way to fix anything is to stop keeping score and just get to work improving the current state of affairs.
Be careful how you spend your time.
Clearly this icon means "Give Skeletor Magic Beans".
I have my 13-month-old in the kitchen every day. Today we soaked beans and made them into soup which he ate. Such great fun.
Why do we use the same management orthodoxy in all our organizations although different work is being done for several industries?
if you ain't drinkin' it straight from the bladder, you ain't tryin'.
Sounds like things to be grateful for. :) Me? I'm grateful for WD-40. Got the new door hardware working this evening.
I am grateful for many things including abundant clean water! To make my coffee!
umm no. One must talk with accent when speaking at the King of Burgers.
Watch Authors@Google: Eric Ries "The Lean Startup".
ditto -I've been riffing off 's metaphor for a long time.
Media Love: Employee Benefit News shares Hotseat's story in their September print issue
This is why an strategy is so important and we stress looking at the data.
TODAY is the last day to sign-up to Acumen Leadership Essentials.The world needs you to lead.This is your invitation.
Looking forward to meeting a happy, retired UX guy one of these days.
"The world will improve with better organizations, not just with better products." —
Pretty sure I just ran into Dog the Bounty Hunter inside the beer cooler at the Kangaroo station.
When you start overconnecting networks performance falls very rapidly ~
yeah and they even gave us an extra week for each lab days :) Forbes said it so I think we have to go with it.
Watching a design process is less like a time-lapse of a house being built and more like a film running in reverse of a building exploding.
Till next year, - thanks for another great conference. So excited about the work you're doing for us.
Is it possible that a software vendor can make you more excited about your mission? Happens at . with .
If you need me, I'll be over here saying 'NASA’s lunar reconnaissance orbiter' over and over to myself and those within earshot.
Beautiful High Definition Animation of the Moon’s Rotation Captured by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
Discuss amongst yourselves: The amt of design doc needed on a proj is inversely proportional to the quality of communication & collaboration
If you want your business to consistently execute hard, fast and well, watch this
RT : If I had a toddler, I would so dress him/her in this
Official unofficial unveiling of at . Exciting time, come see us at the Well table!