08 February 2016

Heisenberg Developers

A very interesting article that highlights the importance of ensuring that management processes and culture are not so rigid that they prevent upward feedback during system development.

http://mikehadlow.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/heisenberg-developers.html

17 November 2015

The Serenity Prayer

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference

13 September 2015

‘Give Away Your Legos’ and Other Commandments for Scaling Startups

http://firstround.com/review/give-away-your-legos-and-other-commandments-for-scaling-startups/

Here, Graham explains why scaling companies and teams is, in her words (and she’s putting it lightly), “crazy hard” and what you can do as an early employee or a startup founder to make it easier on yourself and your team. She covers what rapid scaling actually feels like as an experience (something too few people talk about), the toughest phases of growth and how to survive them, and — most importantly — how you can anticipate the biggest challenges before they really hurt your momentum and your chances for long-term success.

12 August 2015

Lifehacker: Focus On What You Can Do, Not What You Should Do

http://vitals.lifehacker.com/focus-on-what-you-can-do-not-what-you-should-do-1720078724

You know those moments when you’ve gobbled up an entire pizza and you mutter, with sauce still dribbling down your lips, “I shoulda ate only one slice?”....

16 May 2015

FX algos revive US rates trading at UBS

FX algos revive US rates trading at UBS

A European bank with a slimmed-down product line is making waves in the US Treasury market and the unlikely secret of its success is an algorithm borrowed from its foreign exchange business....

http://www.fxweek.com/fx-week/news/2408775/fx-algos-revive-us-rates-trading-at-ubs

14 March 2015

Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve

http://www.ted.com/talks/carol_dweck_the_power_of_believing_that_you_can_improve

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field.