March 1, 2014 in Prevent Boredom
Met the guys at Hashicorp and I’ve been playing and dabbling around with Vagrant for a few weeks. Awesome tools for getting a run-time environment right out of the box and for the design-centric folk, being able to focus on testing designs without worrying about the nitty gritty.
Eloquent Ruby - Lots of programming language books have a lot of information. This one contains knowledge.
I’ve read a few of Kevin Roose’ s articles in the New York Magazine and wanted to check out his latest book. Interesting cross-profiles of young people and how they are faring after the recession in the field of high finance.
“Doing thousands of little things, day after day, inching along as consistently as you can, in the right direction, as best as you can tell, is management - and motivating or inspiring everyone to work together for long-term purpose is leadership.” (The Partnership)
“History is a tale, Franklin came to believe, not of immutable forces but of human endeavors.” (Benjamin Franklin – An American Life)
“This means answering the most testing question of all. What will keep the scintillating twenty-three year old engineers in the world’s greatest colleges and universities yearning to hear word that they have been offered a job at the company formerly known as Apple Computer, Inc.?” (Return to the Little Kingdom: Steve Jobs and the Creation of Apple)
“Business development is not a science but it does operate by a logic that is subject to analysis.” The more people you know, the more opportunities you get. (Creating Rainmakers)