My birthday passed recently. And while many are happy to give or receive the customary “happy birthday” greetings, I’ve never seen much use in them. So I tried to head it off on Twitter with a specific request: instead of saying “happy birthday”, suggest a good non-fiction book to me instead. I expected maybe a… More Birthday book recommendations
Learn the biggest barriers to DevOps and what you can do to overcome them. Doing DevOps” sounds so easy. You’ve read the books. You’ve gone to the conferences. You follow the right people on Twitter. But it’s taking so long. What’s going on? You’re not alone. DevOps transformation can be really hard. It can go the wrong way… More Top 4 frustrating problems with “doing DevOps”
Are you ready to implement DevOps, but don’t know where to begin? Try these five best practices. DevOps often stymies early adopters with its ambiguity, not to mention its depth and breadth. By the time someone buys into the idea of DevOps, their first questions usually are: “How do I get started?” and “How do… More 5 best practices for getting started with DevOps
Meetings. They are an easy trap for leaders to fall into. Our daily calendars seem to be a highly compressed stack of commitments, often without any breaks to opportunities to be alone with our thoughts. Sometimes the day’s agenda may have multiple columns of overlapping commitments to fulfill. Is there any time blocked off in… More You cannot lead those you won’t see.
I’ve had a pretty incredible life so far. I’ve enjoyed success as a family man. I’m entirely self-made (twice over). I’ve worked pseudonymously in Hollywood, in the art world, and as a published journalist. I’ve eve worked professionally as a night club bouncer. And I was, for a time, patched into a traditional motorcycle club.… More My Mind is at the Beech
It’s been awhile since I’ve written. Some great developments have unfolded.
It’s been 60 days since my body started responding to changes in my fitness strategy, and in those 60 days I’ve lost 24 pounds of mass, gone down two shirt sizes, and gained some strength.
Most of my adult life, since I took up my first full-time IT job in 1994 and sat behind a desk, I’ve watched my waistline grow and my health decline. I’ve tried a few things to fix this, but I think I’m on to something… that people have been saying for years. But like a… More getting fit like a nerd
We’ve all been there. You’re in a conference room, and there are people all around the table with laptops in front of them and eyes on the screen. If you ask them a question, there might be a 50/50 chance that they look up and say “hmmm?” Meetings are expensive propositions for any business. You… More This meeting is the only thing I’m engaged with right now.
I’m breaking up with Twitter, and here’s why.… More breaking up with Twitter