I used to think that reading would make me smart.
One day, ten pages before finishing a book, I realized that I had read that same book before. At that point, I decided to change a few things.
On my blog, you'll find how I evolved, what I learned, and my reflections on the complicated life and world.
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How to Stop Endless Discussions
When we find ourselves in endless debates where everyone defends their idea, we don't know how to handle the situation. We eventually find a way out, but what we need is an excellent system.
Product Shouldn't Be Left to Product Managers
Instead of expecting someone (e.g., product managers) to tell you which product features to develop, you should be able to tell what are the most critical problems your users or product are facing and find the best solutions that fit into your product and engineering strategy.
Questioning vs. Asking
Are you questioning or asking a question?
The subtle difference between the two.
Do Not Change Your Job
If you ask me what would be my advice to mid-level software engineers these days, it would be to stay where you are if you don’t have a stressful problem and if you’re learning.
Casual letters reflect my learnings and thoughts about software engineering leadership and life, arriving every second Tuesday.
Software World with Candost Podcast
I'm uncovering the journeys of people and software systems. I interview the experts or talk alone about a topic I'm researching or thinking about in software engineering.
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Book Reviews & Notes
Turn The Ship Around by David Marquet
A business novel from Navy Captain David Marquet explains intent-based leadership and identifies how the leader-follower approach is ineffective.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson
"Our desire is no longer material; it's existential."
The book is about understanding life a little bit better by accepting the pain and giving up trying.
Worth Doing Wrong by Arnie Malham
Arnie Malham talks about what they did specifically to change the culture in cj Advertising. They changed the culture with many small steps, not with one big jump. Making it wrong with small steps to make it right is the message of the book.
Team Topologies by Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais
Team Topologies book is driven by Conway's Law and Inverse Conway Maneuver to help us understand how teams collaborate and communicate effectively to deliver user and business value.