Michael Lu

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Legacy Application Strangulation : Case Studies

Strangler Applications<p>Martin Fowler wrote an article titled “Strangler Application” in mid 2004.<p>Strangulation of a legacy or undesirable solution is …

Harvesting Intellectual Capital.

Intellectual Capital within a business is an asset that should be enhanced whenever possible.<p>Frequently, when undertaking activities that lead to …

Barcelona And Real Madrid Rule Social Media

Football is clearly America’s game, but the NFL can’t touch soccer when it comes to the global stage. Just look at the social media followings of the two sports. The NFL’s 30 most valuable teams have 60 million Facebook fans and Twitter followers combined. Spanish soccer powerhouse Barcelona has 61 …

10 Signs Your Employees Are Growing Complacent In Their Careers

The workplace is in transition, and so are many people with their careers. More than ever, people are feeling a sense of disengagement at work as they grow frustrated with the uncertainty and lack of long-term stability that surrounds them. Today’s workplace environment is growing worrisome for …

The One Thing Successful People Never Do

Success comes in all shapes and colours. You can be successful in your job and career but you can equally be successful in your marriage, at sports …

Venture Lawyer Ed Zimmerman Mentors Trendalytics | WSJ Startup of the Year

Want To Collaborate Better? Work In A Circle

Your environment greatly influences your working disposition. Gather ’round to hear how.<p>Hear ye, hear ye, kings and queens: Research suggests that if you want your knights to work together, you need to sit them at a round table.<p>Why? It’s a matter of environment, a new study from two Canadian …

#Unplug: Baratunde Thurston Left The Internet For 25 Days, And You Should, Too

I have left the Internet. I’m on vacation. That means no social media updates, responses, check-ins, likes, taps, pokes, noogies, tickles, or head locks. I’m going to practice looking people in the eye and not checking my email or . . .<p>My official biography, such as it is, reads as follows: …

Insourcing at GE: The Real Story

GE’s “insourcing” of appliance manufacturing to the U.S. has been trumpeted as a major reversal of the trend of sending jobs abroad to lower cost locations, and has been characterized in the press as a kind of “onshoring” story. I see it differently: as a “NUMMI deja vu” story. You may recall that …

Enterprise Architecture: Unlocking business potential.

All businesses, ranging from the ‘one man show’ through to multinationals and governments, can succeed or fail on the back of the decisions that they …

How Reliability Architect Jeremy Edberg Keeps Netflix Online

RAMP is a sellout conference taking place tomorrow and Friday. It’s designed to help developers learn from those who have been in the trenches of building highly scalable backend systems.<p>It takes place in Budapest over the next two days and is organized by the teams behind some of Hungary’s most …

Enterprise Architecture: It is not an overhead

Many members of a business community with access to an Enterprise Architecture see it as an overhead that ‘gets in the way’ of them ‘doing their job. …

Enterprise Architecture and Agile development are not mutually exclusive.

Business driven Agile development is achieved by<p>Breaking tasks into small increments;<br>• Applying only the minimum of planning.<br>• Iterating over short time …

5 Ways Busy Executives Can Stay Fit | Inc.com

<i>My Nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies.</i> -- Navy SEAL Creed<p>Young aspiring Navy SEALs always ask those that have gone before what the toughest part of training is. Some mistakenly think that mental and physical toughness in this context are separate …

A New Rule for Meetings | Inc.com

No one likes taking notes at meetings. But somehow you need to record what happens. How else will the ideas, assignments, and deadlines take hold?<p>Here's the good news: You can capture what happens without reams of scrawl. Joshua Porter, director of UX atHubSpot, put together a list of tips for …

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

Enterprise Architecture: Managing the impact of change.

All businesses, in responding to change drivers will require some modification to the business and technology landscape in which they operate.<p>Whether …