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The 5 differences between amateurs and true professionals

The only way to become better at anything is to spend time working on it.<p>But, how can you put in your ‘reps’ if you’re not consistent enough?<p>And, why …

Motivation

Unit Testing Browser Extensions

In April I became the maintainer of Saka, a browser extension that allows users to search through their tabs, bookmarks and history. The original …

JavaScript

Beyond SPAs: alternative architectures for your PWA | Web

<b>By</b> Jeff Posnick<p>Web DevRel @ Google<p>Let's talk about... architecture?<p>I'm going to cover an important, but potentially misunderstood topic: The …

Web Development

Steve Jobs Used These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions to Turn Apple into an Innovation Powerhouse

Why don't more bosses ask them?<p>Steve Jobs did many things to make himself successful. He trained his brain using this simple meditation technique. He immersed himself in these highly unusual books. He also listened to ten songs that inspired and motivated him.<p>Steve Jobs also helped thousands of …

Innovation

According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment, and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

Leadership

Four Questions To Ask For Better Employee Engagement

My friend and mentor John Maxwell defines leadership as “influence — nothing more, nothing less.” If we do not have the ability to influence people, our ability to lead them will be lost. Another big factor in leadership is remembering that leadership is a verb, not a noun. It is not the position …

Leadership

Rex Tillerson just majorly trolled Donald Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rex Tillerson may be gone, but he hasn't forgotten.<p>Speaking to soon-to-be graduates of the Virginia Military Institute on Wednesday, Tillerson dropped this truth bomb:<p><i>"If our leaders seek to conceal the truth, or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer</i> …

Donald Trump

Amazon's Director of Learning Science shares 5 hacks to help you learn anything

Whether you're a student, an entry-level employee or an entrepreneur with your own company, learning is a vital part of getting ahead. Warren Buffett …

Self-improvement

Google Has an Official Process in Place for Learning From Failure--and It's Absolutely Brilliant

Recently, Google described its internal process for documenting and learning from mistakes, and there's a lot here that can benefit any company.<p>How do you view failure?<p>For many, the act of failing or committing a major mistake is enough to send them spiraling down into a pity party. But there is a …

Self-improvement

What's Wrong With This Picture of Facebook's New Executive Team? (Hint: Look for Who's Missing)

Facebook's new leadership team is an example of what not to do when it comes to diversity and inclusion.<p>This week, Facebook conducted a massive reorganization of its executive team. Many of these appointments follow high-profile departures of executives in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data …

The Workplace

Why hiring an ‘average’ employee can be dangerous

Every leader knows that bad employees are bad for business, but average employees can be even worse. A recent McKinsey & Company paper suggested a …

Employment

Wanna create Angular Elements? Here’s how!

The “from-scratch” guide to authoring Web Components with Angular (in 10 steps)<p>Recently there’s been a lot of talk about the possibility of creating …

JavaScript

8 Primary Tasks of DesOps Or Why Your Product Fails

The Problem<p>In the modern world, it’s the development team velocity that often defines viability of a product. At the same time, there is one …

UX Design

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk Just Taught a Master Class in How to Run a Company

Two innovative thinkers. Two extremely detailed communiqus. Many invaluable lessons.<p>Jeff Bezos. Elon Musk.<p>These two tech visionaries share a lot in common. They're both known as extremely innovative thinkers. They're both trying to change the world, one by altering the way people buy products and …

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are three reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaces it with provides even more valuable insight for …

Public Speaking

Why You Should be Reading Books Every Day, According to Science

It's a habit that's beneficial on several levels.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, more than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults have not read even part of a book within the past year. It's a shame considering that researchers have found reading is beneficial in many ways.<p>1. Reading …

University of London

What are Code Reviews for?

It is often said that Code Reviews are by far the most effective way to identify bugs in software. However, it is easy to notice that the "code …

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

How to Get People to Accept a Tough Decision

Imagine this: You’re a general manager for a manufacturing company and orders are up. You know you should be celebrating, but instead, you feel gut punched. Your plants are facing severe capacity and material constraints and you know you can’t fill these orders. Now you have to decide which ones to …

Design the Perfect Sales Email Signature

What’s the best way to end your cold email?<p>No, it’s not what you want your recipients to do after reading your sales email (CTA), but your email …

Marketing

The No. 1 Thing That Keeps Your Best Employees Motivated? It's Not What You Think

The No. 1 employee motivator for innovation is more time, not money.<p>Most of my executive clients strive to deliver compelling incentive packages for their most innovative employees--to keep them engaged and motivated. This isn't surprising. According to research from Innovation Leader, 65 percent …

Employee Engagement

There's a Reason Many Startups Fail to Hit Their Numbers, and It's Not What You'd Expect

If you can't predictably and repeatably identify, hire and ramp new sales hires, you are going to struggle to hit targets.<p>When fellow entrepreneurs ask me about raising venture capital for their company, my first question to them is, "Is your recruiting operation up to the challenge?"<p>To understand …

How to Lose Your Best Employees

You want to be a great boss. You want your company to be a great place to work. But right now, at this very moment, one of your key employees might be about to walk out the door.<p>She has consistently brought her best game to work and has grown into a huge asset. But her learning has peaked, her …

How Can You Tell a Great Leader When You See One? Look for This 1 Uncommon Sign

This is the stuff of which legacies are made, careers advance, and companies ultimately flourish.<p>Many of us have to make decisions that define who we are. It's often arriving at the crossroads of choosing between towing the line or doing the difficult, unpopular thing. And sometimes, doing what you …

Management Team

Joel Spolsky - CEO<p>Joel Spolsky is a globally recognized expert on software development and is known by developers around the world for his website …

7 books you must read to be a real software developer

Congratulations on finishing your four-year computer science degree in two years with no actual practical software development experience or …

Programming

In Just 2 Words, Jeff Bezos Sums Up What Separates Winners From Dreamers

There may be no single formula for success, but Jeff Bezos' annual letter to stockholders comes darn close.<p>Few figures have captured our attention the way Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has. In just under 23 years Amazon has soared from revenues fo $500,000 to $178,000,000,000, from nine …

Jeff Bezos

Agile at Scale

By now most business leaders are familiar with agile innovation teams. These small, entrepreneurial groups are designed to stay close to customers and adapt quickly to changing conditions. When implemented correctly, they almost always result in higher team productivity and morale, faster time to …

If You Want to Be a Great Leader, You Should Stop Using These Phrases Now

Your words have the power to either inspire or discourage your employees<p>When you're a manager, your employees are constantly watching to see how you behave and what you say. As a result, it's important to be intentional about your choice of words in any setting.<p>As the boss, there are certain things …