Opinion: The unspoken truth about managing geeks

This is A snapshot of this great article from Computer World written by Jeff Ello 10 years ago, in case of disappearance of a 10-year old article. I can sum up every article, book and column written by notable management experts about managing IT in two sentences: “Geeks are smart and creative, but they are … Read moreOpinion: The unspoken truth about managing geeks

Interesting terms and principles

It is enlightening to find out that several things that I struggled at different times in professional life are actually experienced by many predecessors. Some smart people actually coined terms for these phenomena. Although they are somewhat negative, they won’t go away simply because not being mentioned. Both technical staff and project management professions should … Read moreInteresting terms and principles

The Shallows – What the Internet is doing to our brains by Carr

Reading notes: Hal and Me Media aren’t just channels of information. They supply the stuff of thought, but they also shape the process of thought. And what the Net seems to be doing is chipping away my capacity for concentration and contemplation. Whether I’m online or not, my mind now expects to take in information … Read moreThe Shallows – What the Internet is doing to our brains by Carr

Hacking Healthcare

Reading notes Chp 1. Introduction “When you’ve seen one medical practice, you’ve seen one medical practice.” Chp 2. An Anatomy of Medical Practice There is an important distinction between inpatient and outpatient terms. Inpatient facilities we define as those that treat patients primarily in 24-hour cycles or fractions therefor. Outpatient facilities we define as treating … Read moreHacking Healthcare

Mindware – Tools for Smart Thinking by Nisbett

Reading Notes: Part I: Thinking About Thought Chp 1. Everything’s an Inference It’s possible to make fewer errors in judgment by following a few simple suggestions implicit in this chapter. Remember that all perceptions, judgments, and beliefs are inferences and not direct readouts of reality. This recognition should prompt an appropriate humility about just how … Read moreMindware – Tools for Smart Thinking by Nisbett

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Reading notes: Chp 1. Deep work is valuable The Great Restructuring – technologies are racing ahead but many of our skills and organizations are lagging behind. As intelligent machines improve, and the gap between machine and human abilities shrinks, employers are becoming increasingly likely to hire “new machines” instead of “new people”. And when only … Read moreDeep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World