Issue #232, 5th May 2017

This Week's Favorite


How to Lead People and Be a Manager (Resource Compilation)
8 minutes read.

Joe Goldberg with an amazing summary of resources you can read to better understand how you can help others around you to improve their skills. I've bookmarked the all thing, it's really that good.

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Culture


This Guy Is a Software Engineer, You Can Tell by His Awesome Estimation Skills
1 minutes read.

My humble effort to help you start the weekend with a smile on your face.

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Basecamp Employee Handbook
10 minutes read.

Basecamp's handbook will inspire you to think if you want to create your own handbook for your current and future employees: "Prior to this handbook, navigating that path was both somewhat random and almost entirely oral. For a company that prides itself on clarity and writing, that just wasn’t right."

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Are Your Product Management Processes Creating More Problems Than They Solve?
5 minutes read.

This post is important because we often try to optimize just for the sake of feeling in control while killing any ability for others to enjoy the day and improve their craft. Then we optimize some more, feeling that as Mike says it: "Your process needs more process to work". Do the right MVP for your business and team - minimum viable process.

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Peopleware


The 9 Questions That Uncover the Most Surprising Insights From Employees
5 minutes read.

Great questions you can use in your next 1:1 (or company survey). My favorites were questions 6 and 7 as they can reveal truly interesting ideas for you to let your teammates grow and improve their skills Try it.

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Time Management Tips of Insanely Busy People
8 minutes read.

Most people say that they want to optimize their usage of time, but very few do any action to actually measure it and adjust. This post will inspire you to try harder. Even if you're short on time I highly recommend reading "Analysis: Do this at the end of the week"

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The Discipline of Chaos Engineering
4 minutes read.

In a world where distributed systems become the default, Chaos Engineering will become a role every company will need in order to build a resilient system. If you never heard of it (or how Netflix operate at huge scale), this is a great post to start with.

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Inspiring Tweets


@r00k: Chaos Meeting-Monkey Randomly Cancels 10% of the Things on Your Calendar.

@codestandards: I Like to Title My Code Reviews Like Clickbait So People Actually Read Them: "You'll Never Believe This One Quick Fix That Solves Our Bug!"

- Oren

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