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Decisions, Meetings, Difficult People, Deep Work. TPL Issue #139

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Help, advice, commentary and insight for leaders of all kinds in the tech industry. Curated by Joe Du
 

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May 28 · Issue #139 · View online
Links, notes and opinions for leaders in the tech industry.

Help, advice, commentary and insight for leaders of all kinds in the tech industry.
Curated by Joe Dunn, coach to leaders in tech (CEOs, founders, VPEs, CTOs and many others), based in San Francisco.
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Decisions, Meetings
Why Bad Things Happen to Good Decisions
How to Run Efficient Meetings With Engineers
People
Difficult People: 3 Questions to Turn Your Tormentors Into Teachers | Judy Ringer
My Daughter Was Hit in the Face - Marcus Blankenship
Herding Lions | Benmccormick.org
Am I Micromanaging My Team? - Know Your Team | Blog
Explorers and Architects | Raptori
Deep Work (Concentration, Attention)
The Complete Guide to Deep Work (Including a Step-By-Step Checklist)
Measuring Software Productivity
Simon Willison on Twitter: "Does anyone have examples of quantitative measurements for evaluating the productivity of a software engineering team that they have liked and trusted? What have you seen work well? (I know this is a very deep question)"
Quotes
“Early in my career as an engineer, I’d learned that all decisions were objective until the first line of code was written. After that, all decisions were emotional" — Ben Horowitz, The Hard Thing About Hard Things
“Caring passionately about something isn’t against nature, and it isn’t against human nature. It’s what we’re here to do.” ― Annie Dillard
One of my old coaches said to me, “So you realize you’re the boss when you’re the topic of dinner conversation at somebody else’s house.” — Katica Roy, quoted here
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