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Category Archives: Leadership

Die, Chicken. Die!

The “in breakfast there are chickens and there are pigs” analogy is a popular one in Agile circles. It refers to the idea that in a given project there are people who are fully committed (pigs, developers) and people those … Continue reading 

Also posted in Agile, Featured, management, Scrum, teams, XP | 13 Comments

A Proposal for Splitting the ALT.NET List

I saw something about breaking up the altnetconf Yahoo list and would like to propose an initial structure. To be clear: the purpose of this proposal is to address two questions about the current list: 1) Should we break up … Continue reading 

Also posted in ALT.NET, altnetconf, Community, Culture, opinion | 6 Comments

Philly ALT.NET, Meeting Zero

  I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural meeting of the Philly ALT.NET meeting yesterday. It’s a convenient (~1 Hour) train ride to Philadelphia from New York City, so I really had no excuse not to attend and I … Continue reading 

Also posted in ALT.NET, Community | 2 Comments

The Feynman Education Style

Now here’s a style worth emulating (even for sub-sub-geniuses like yours truly): http://www.longnow.org/views/essays/articles/ArtFeynman.php I do not mean to imply that Richard was hesitant to do the “dirty work.” In fact, he was always volunteering for it. Many a visitor at … Continue reading 

Also posted in Community, education, feynman, physics | 3 Comments