I have collated links that I found interesting to read in last 2 to 3 months.
- 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know
- Adapt an agile approach to Enterprise architecture. I liked the nice architect way of representing the approach
- Recovering the architecture – Dr Dobb’s article about software architecture with respect to software development
- A debate on Teaching Computing science – paper of Edsger Dijkstra and people views on the same
- On the cruelty of really teaching computing science again by Edsger W. Dijkstra
- Twenty-Four Hour rule
- An inspirational movie from The Light Beyond, based on the famous funeral poem Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, to comfort the bereaved
Talks Dan Pink on the surprising science of motivation – Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. A larger reward may not guarantee that we get the best performance, we might end up with negative impact in overall performance.
Alice from Carnegie Mellon, innovative 3D programming environment to teach students
“ Your Achilles Heel: Live With It” In your greatest strength may lie your fatal weakness. There may be nothing you can do about it–except to know it’s there, and watch it carefully. it is tough to say that something in you is Achilles Heel or not.
- “The Difficulty Of The Road Less Taken” it is about being able to hold two opposing ideas in your mind at the same time and still being able to think.
- “The CEO As Storyteller In Chief” Stories are easy to tell and easy to remember. Therefore they’re easy to spread.
- “ When Leadership Means Doing Nothing” Seriously consider whether every action you take is fully justified. Avoid what is unnecessary. Never take action just because it will make you look better if you fail
- “Wriggling Out Of Your Comfort Zone”
- “To Thrive In The Recession, Be A Cockroach”
- Do not let Perfect the ‘Enemy’ of ‘Done’ On our personal and professional initiatives, we tend to wait for the perfect time, the perfect team, or the perfect conditions. The end-result is that we never get started on the initiative. If we do start and then aspire for a perfect design, we may never get done.
- Acting Quickly “I think the biggest mistake I made is a fundamental one. I went too slow in everything I did. … If I had done in two years what took five, we would have been ahead of the curve even more.”
- The Ten Minute Dash to Get Going. Why do now what I can do later? The next time you face a ‘job’ that appears overwhelming or unpleasant, beat the temptation to postpone action by committing to work on the job for just ten minutes