Month: January 2018

Dealing with different personalities

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Not the best mix You get all sorts of personalities working in technology. Let’s start with a story. There are two meeting rooms, side by side. The camera pans over to the first of them, on the left. The wall of the meeting room is glass, and through the pane there are three suited individuals in their mid-forties, having what looks like a very heated argument. We are now inside the room. “I just refuse […]

Management bugs

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Hello? Max has been working at his current company for about 9 months now. On the whole, he’s been having a really good time there: he’s building an interesting piece of infrastructure that will be a big deal for the upcoming product roadmap, he gets on swimmingly with his team, and he’s learning a lot. He’s even been convinced to change his IDE. However, there are a bunch of things that have been bugging him […]