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What can we learn from arrogant bosses

I believe, everybody encountered an arrogant boss through her career. An arrogant boss is somebody who… Well, someone who looks like an arrogant boss to me, he might be fine for you. Nobody is perfect, not even the managers. There … Continue reading

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Please, don’t give me a chance

You need a developer So you’re a manager at Xyz Inc and you want to hire a developer. Along the process you’re interviewing me. During the interview¬†you find out that I know only a little about the core technology you’re … Continue reading

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Why you should lie on a job interview?

This is an old advice: don’t lie on a job interview. The reasoning goes like this: don’t lie on a job interview because you’ll get caught and id impairs your relationship with your employer. They might even fire you. This … Continue reading

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The top people fallacy

Who wouldn’t want to work with top people, right? Well, I suggest to give it a second thought. Continue reading

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What can we learn from duct-tape programmers?

Working with duct-tape programmers is a bit irritating. But they are still around.Why is this so? What makes them successful? What can we learn from them? Continue reading

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Team Geek

I recently read this book: Team Geek. It’s like postmodern poetry: it’s both too much and too little. Expectations The book starts with a fantastic chapter: the “The Myth of the Genius Programmer”. In this chapter the authors explain that … Continue reading

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