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Crew Composition vs Detailed Description of Processes

There is something you have probably seen many times, but never really thought of — — in the control room of a famous and critically important international institution there are no individual passwords. And the screens are not logged out when the operator moves away. The controls are vigorous and at the door. Once you […]

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Executive Leadership

True to my conviction that one should not learn business from business people, here’s a book on management written by a psychoanalyst. As you can see, my copy is more battered than a Bible — and I have read the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, in three languages — and the reason for this is […]

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Hackathon Winners

During the years I have been asked to work w/ a number of hackathon winners as a development coach. A role I have always done w/ a great joy. The conversations I have had so far show some similarities among all the hackathon winners, which I would like to summarise here. 1. How to Start […]

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Sharing the Success

Over the years I have been coaching a number of information technology startups emerging from hackathons. A common trait of such startups is the crew volatility. People join for the hackathon and crew members frequently leave after that, forcing the startup to look for co-founders. This article demonstrates a simple model of sharing the success, […]

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