1. Managing Mistakes

    Sat 13 March 2010
    By John Mark Schofield in Technology

    What is management? It's a question someone asked me recently, and I find the topic fascinating. (If your eyes have already glazed over, please bear with me -- I promise I'll never use the word "paradigm" or tell you what you should be thinking in or out of.) I ...

    Tagged as: Management
  2. Two Good Software Books

    I just finished reading two different books on software development and management; both are highly recommended.

    First, and best is "Peopleware", by Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister. This is another one of those must-read books. I've been telling everyone that I can't believe I've been allowed to ...

    Tagged as: Book Review Management
  3. Job Interviews; Personality Does Matter

    Thu 24 April 2008
    By John Mark Schofield in Technology

    I recently interviewed a very intelligent, capable programmer who was near the start of his career. I decided not to make him an offer, and he sent a very nice follow-up e-mail asking for tips on how to present himself better. I figured my reply might be very useful to ...

    Tagged as: Management
  4. An Epiphany, and My Technical Goals

    Wed 05 March 2008
    By John Mark Schofield in Technology

    First, the epiphany -- despite all the fires, and multiple top priorities, and projects, and all the other fireballs of stress that scream over my desk -- there is nothing I can do for Dakim that's more important than hiring. Over the next two years, I'm probably going to add ...

    Tagged as: Management

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