Links for Jan 1 2012

Links for Jan 1 2012

Happy New Year!

  • You Don’t Live in the World You Were Born Into by Mark Cuban on blog maverick

    Quote: “If you are looking where everyone else is for the next big thing, you are looking in the wrong place”

  • Stop whining and start hiring remote workers by David Heinemeier Hansson on 37signals

    Quote: Every day I read a new article about some company whining about how hard it is to hire technical staff. Invariably it turns out that they’re only looking for people within a commuters distance of their office…..stop whining, spend a day to get up to speed on remote working practices, and hire outside of your commuter zone

  • The chance of a lifetime by Seth Godin

    Quote: You get to make a choice. You can remake that choice every day, in fact. It’s never too late to choose optimism, to choose action, to choose excellence. The best thing is that it only takes a moment — just one second — to decide.

  • Big Data: It’s Not How Big It Is, It’s How You Use It by JP Rangaswami on confused of calcutta

    Quote: Big Data becomes useful when it leads to action

  • Who Needs Process? by Ted Dziuba

    Quote: Software development methodology is organizational Valtrex. Sure, it treats a symptom, but the only cure for the underlying disease is to never have contracted it in the first place. This is not to say that process and methodology are bad. They are means to an end. But the ability of your team to execute on a goal is inversely proportional to the amount of process you have in place. It’s not a direct correlation, though. The underlying cause is that the variance of developer skill on your team is too high, which means your team can’t execute well, and you need process to wrangle the laggards.

  • 2011 – reflections and thoughts by Mark P. McDonald on the Gartner Blog Network

    Quote: For IT, 2011 was a year to re-imagine technology’s role in the enterprise – a role that I believe increasingly means going beyond IT.   The implications of “TECHNOOGY > IT” are just emerging across customers, markets and enterprises.  More about that latter, but the fundamentals and the core value proposition of technology and IT are changing.