In an era when so many people want to have the next big shot when everyone wants to come out with the next big thing and suddenly find themselves at the top, this book, The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy has a very important message. Success comes from small actions, small but consistent and repeated actions.
We were going on holidays recently and we were going far away. We were travelling to Vietnam. The last time before my daughter would go pre-school and my son would start walking. In other terms, the last time before our schedule would become more fixed and the last time we can buy an infant ticket to my son and saving some money.
With one of my colleagues, we’ve been working a lot to create and foster a culture of learning, an environment where constant self-improvement and knowledge sharing is highly valued. Let’s say that we are part-time developer advocates. We’ve achieved some of our goals, but there is still a long way ahead of us. The “us” applies both to the developers and the management.
Code Ahead, what shall I call you? You are a novel. A fiction. Yet according to you, you’re semi-autobiographical. You are a rather exact picture of how things go in software development. Yet you’re also a manifesto of how things should go instead. You give lots of pieces of advice on “programming, debugging, releasing, testing, organizing, teamwork and management issues”.
It’s so easy to tell anyone that he shouldn’t care about this and that. He shouldn’t complain what the other does, shouldn’t care about the inhibitory conditions. But do you do your own job when you are doing this?
Have you, Sandor, really read that book? - you might ask if you know me or you simply know what path I’m following. A hint: the technical path. Yet, my answer would be, of course, I had and it was great!
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