Kelvin Kang

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The Foolishness Of Fail Fast, Fail Often

The head of human resources said to me, “We need to become more agile. We’re not lean enough. I want to see our culture shift to ‘fail fast, fail often.’”<p>It was a great moment. For me at least.<p>In my head, I was playing buzzword bingo, and with the use of “Agile,” “Lean,” and “fail fast, fail …

Schadenfreude

Stop Wasting Money on Team Building

Most corporate team building is a waste of time and money. I say this based on my 25+ years of research and practice in the field of team effectiveness. Seventeen of those years were with Mars Inc., a family-owned $35 billion global business with a commitment to collaboration.<p>Many companies, when …

Team Building

How Does Your Boss Stand Up To Google's Latest 'Best Manager' Qualities -- And How Can You Respond?

Recently, Google reported the updated results of its Project Oxygen. Begun in 2008, the project sought to list the qualities of the company’s best managers. The updated list provides an opportunity for Google’s or other companies’ managers to reflect on their own performance. This article takes a …

Leadership

Pitch Deck Template: Exactly What To Include

What exactly do startup entrepreneurs need to include in a pitch deck that leads to a successful fundraising round?<p>Throwing together a dozen slides with a couple of bullet points in exchange for landing millions of dollars in startup capital may not sound that challenging. Yet, with thousands of …

Investing

The New GraphCMS is Ready for Launch!

We are incredibly excited to announce that the revamped GraphCMS experience has left beta! With a fresh new set of features and performance …

Leaked image gives us a first look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

Android Headlines<p>Samsung’s rumored Galaxy Tab S4 tablet showed up in a leaked press render.<br>• Based on the render, the tablet will not have home and capacitive buttons.<br>• Samsung will reportedly launch the tablet between now and September.<p>Even though the Android tablet space is on life support, Samsung …

Ten Signs Your Boss Is A Manager -- But Not A Leader

A simple way to answer the question “What’s the difference between managing and leading?” is this:<p>Managing people means watching them to make sure they do what they’re supposed to do.<p>The concept of traditional supervision is rooted in the fear that working people will misbehave or make mistakes if …

Profit

Ballerina: An API-First Programming Language

Open source enterprise application integration software provider WSO2 has launched a programming language built around supporting application …

Programming

Agile Is Not A Method -- It Is A Way Of Thinking

Depending on your sources, the hype of agile may be fading behind buzzwords like lean and DevOps, or it might be dead already. But do not rush to see a grief therapist — you may not need to change your sprint dashboard or learn new acronyms. Agile is alive. It exists in the way your organization …

Project Management

The FBI's Best Negotiator Says This Is the 1 Thing You Need to Influence Anyone

Hostage negotiators don't kid themselves about emotions. You shouldn't either.<p>Chris Voss may be the best negotiator in the world.<p>Voss spent more than two decades in the FBI, during which he worked on more than 150 international hostage cases. Eventually, he was chosen among thousands of agents to …

How Can You Really Tell Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Ask This 1 Simple Question

The answer is an eye-opener.<p>Have you ever thought about the essence of true leadership? How exactly do you define it?<p>Better yet, how do you simply become a good leader in your office or business -- enough so that your employees, peers, and customers will respect you?<p>The answer comes down to a …

Review: Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C Portable Battery Pack

There are way too many battery packs on the market these days. That’s just a fact. But since it came out, Omnicharge has been my absolute favorite …

We bootstrapped a SaaS startup, without compromise and spent only $912 on AWS

<i>Originally posted at: https://www.powerdown.io/blog/posts/stories/bootstrap-for-under-1000.html</i><p>We created a real product, not just an MVP prototype. …

4 Reasons Why Introverts Make Great Leaders

Leadership is about solving problems and making decisions. You don't need to be the life of the business party to do either one.<p>Whether in business or in life, we look to our leaders to teach us, guide us, and help us make sense of everything. Therefore, most successful leaders have a strong sense …

The Best Ways to Stay Focused at Work, According to Highly Successful Business People

Beat distraction for good.<p>In today’s microwave society—where more data is created in one year than the last 5,000 years—it’s a herculean task to stay …

Creative Work

3 Tools That Turn Remote Employees Into Close-Knit Teams

The right technology can help keep your off-site teams connected and engaged.<p>I have spent most of my career as an entrepreneur and executive working remotely. I've run businesses, meetings, and in-depth projects with people in the same city, from the other side of the country or even around the …

Flutter, Ionic, React Native or Xamarin? What you use and why?

Hey @moumni - I think that like most subjective questions, we need to start with the simple answer which is "It depends".<p>It depends on what you are …

Microservice Pattern: API Gateway

Microservice architectures are here to stay and, when implementing them, we need to face some troubles we don’t suffer in monolithic systems. How to …

If You Want To Design Good APIs, Start Thinking Like A Designer

What is the cost of a bad API? Try multiplying all of your tech debt by your number of users.<p>In a team environment, the pain of a bad internal API …

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Review: Arguably A Better Bargain Than The OnePlus 6

I first tested the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S in New York City in late March. But because the phone was running unfinished software, I wasn’t able to write anything more than a hands-on at the time. The final software version actually dropped about a month ago, when I was in the middle of a trip, and then …

This $530 Android phone is half the price of an iPhone X and just as good

You might not have heard of the OnePlus 6 phone, but it's one of the best and most affordable smartphones on the market. It's extremely fast, has facial recognition, high-speed charging, and plenty of storage. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Antonio Villas-Boas:</b> This is one of the best …

TicWatch Pro on sale for $249, comes with GPS, NFC, and two displays

Mobvoi is one of the few companies that's been keeping Wear OS alive for folks not interested in watches from Kate Spade and Michael Kors, and the …

Servant Leadership Is a Philosophy, Not a Checklist

Put your people first.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Servant leadership is en vogue right now. There are reams of books, articles and podcasts on the subject with “how to” advice for acting like a servant leader. While there are many explanations for servant leadership …

Introducing the Data Studio Community Connector Codelab

<i>Posted by Minhaz Kazi, Developer Advocate, Google Data Studio</i> Data Studio is Google's free next gen business intelligence and data visualization …

Stack Overflow

Showdown: MySQL 8 vs PostgreSQL 10

Now that MySQL 8 and PostgreSQL 10 are out, it's a good time to revisit how the two major open source relational databases compete against each other.<p>…

Databases

Open-sourcing Katran, a scalable network load balancer

With billions of people around the globe using Facebook services, our infrastructure engineers have created a range of systems to optimize traffic …

Linux

What's the Mindset That Defines the Most Successful People? It's What Most of Us Are Missing

Without it, it's impossible to innovate and grow, says billionaire Richard Branson.<p>Nobody likes to fail. Yet failure is the secret to success. If you haven't been rejected a number of times, the current mantra goes, you just haven't experienced success.<p>Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, …

Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 is a bold attempt at changing how we work

It's a huge collaborative screen that can rotate into a portrait mode.<p>Remember the Surface Hub? You probably don't. Unlike Microsoft's other PCs -- the Surface Pro, Book, Laptop and Studio -- the Hub was a giant and expensive device meant for workplace collaboration, not average consumers. It was …

Valve switches on Steam Controller's mobile connection in beta

The company is gearing up for the Steam Link phone apps' arrival.<p>Valve's latest beta client activates the Steam Controller's Bluetooth Low Energy function -- a necessary feature if you want to use the gamepad to play on a mobile device in the near future. If you'll recall, the company recently …

Is Google planning a range of Pixel Watches?

These would be the first Google-made Android Wear devices.<p>For years, Google worked on Android, but left the actual phones that run it to others. That …