Category Archives: Softer Skills

I am in the woods and I have gone crazy.

After reading books from The David Birkenhead series I was looking for some similar sci fi and decided on some Heinlein books. The only one on the shelve at the library was Variable Star. The main character is very smart. … Continue reading

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Lessons From Some Indie Sci-Fi

A technical blog I follow recently posted a side-note about some indie sci-fi books he was enjoying. I started reading the David Birkenhead series and I found it so exciting that I finished the series as far is available so … Continue reading

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The Speed of Trust: Integrity

A quick check of where we’re at in this large book. The main structure starts inward-most and works out: Self trust (credibility). Integrity. ← You are here. Intent. Capabilities. Results. Relationship trust. Organizational trust. Market trust. Societal trust. Integrity vs. … Continue reading

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The Speed of Trust: Individual Credibility

The Speed of Trust appears from here to be broken down into Five Waves of trust; these waves move from the inner-most out. That is, it begins with changing yourself, then working out to the people you interact most often … Continue reading

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Book: Notes to a Software Team Leader

I heard about this new book, Notes to a Software Team Leader, on a podcast on my way to work this morning. Below is the “Manifesto” of the book; upon reading it I feel the book has potential to have … Continue reading

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The Speed of Trust: Chapter 2

There were two points in the second chapter of The Speed of Trust that had an impact on me. Stewardship and Accountability I learned in this chapter that the Stephen Covey who wrote this book is the son of the … Continue reading

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Looking back at life

My boss at Nexus Innovations, Bob Pope, passed along this material written by Adam Doynes of Branson, Missouri. He did personal research with men that he highly respected about looking back on life. It is an impressive list. The question … Continue reading

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What Makes a Team Smarter? More Women.

Though-provoking article at http://hbr.org/2011/06/defend-your-research-what-makes-a-team-smarter-more-women/ar/1 My two cents: I think the results are less about gender differences and more about the value of soft skills. But the gender difference makes a catchy title. I saw the title on my twitter feed … Continue reading

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