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How do you introduce yourself

Whenever I meet people in conferences or meetups, I experiment with how I introduce myself. Every time I talk about myself and what I do, I make subtle changes and notice what reaction the other person gave. This isn’t something I did in the initial stages of my career. When I started (as a programmer) … Read more ➟

Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Inattention to Results

This is the last dysfunction that is discussed in the book “Five Dysfunctions of a Team”. Do read the first 4 dysfunctions I have been writing this past week – Absence of Trust, Fear of Conflict, Lack of Commitment, and Avoidance of Accountability. All these 4 dysfunctions eventually lead to the final dysfunction, the inattention … Read more ➟

Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Avoidance of Accountability

For the past 3 days, I have been writing about the book Five Dysfunctions of a team. Check out the previous posts about the first three dysfunctions – Absence of Trust, Fear of Conflict, and Lack of Commitment. When a team doesn’t trust the members and hide their weaknesses and mistakes, it would lead to … Read more ➟

Five Dysfunctions of a team – Lack of Commitment

This week I am writing about the book Five Dysfunctions of a Team which is about a fictional company whose executive team is highly dysfunctional and how the new CEO brings them all together to create a better company. Last two days were about the first two dysfunctions: Absence of Trust and Fear of Conflict. … Read more ➟

Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Fear of Conflict

In yesterday’s post, I was explaining about the latest book that I was finished reading: Five Dysfunctions of a team and the first dysfunction – the absence of trust. If you didn’t read it, go read yesterday’s post and come back. Continuing from where I left, when a team doesn’t trust each other, it would … Read more ➟

Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Absence of Trust

Five Dysfunctions of a Team is a book I started reading recently and I think is one book that everyone who is working together with a team needs to read. This book describes the many pitfalls that almost all teams in the world face. It starts out with a story about a fictional tech company … Read more ➟

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7 Extensions to install on your new Firefox Quantum browser

On 14 November, Mozilla released a new version of Firefox called Quantum, which is literally a quantum leap in performance over the previous versions. Mozilla says the new version 57 is twice as fast as the previous version and takes about 30% less memory compared to competitors (cough Chrome cough). They have made lot of … Read more ➟