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Bookmarks tagged with “advice”

136 bookmarks by garrettc



Survival Guide for new Product Managers

"The first few months as a new Product Manager can feel overwhelming. In this guide to survive your first 90 days you’ll find tips and information on how to overcome the inevitable impostor syndrome, experimenting with your own product, the importance of networking and creating a plan."

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Ways of working

Practical things you can do to help your team work together better - How to prioritise things - How to kick off a piece of work - How to be clear (and why it matters) - How to write like you speak - How to write bad first drafts - How to write weeknotes - How to create the conditions for success

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Erasers are wonderful

An eraser is not a highlighter of mistakes. An eraser is a tool.

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11 Best Microphones for Your Home Studio

Everything you need to know about finding the right microphone for you

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Oliver Burkeman's last column: the eight secrets to a (fairly) fulfilled life

"After more than a decade of writing life-changing advice, I know when to move on. Here’s what else I learned."

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Can You Microwave?

Can you microwave your favorite food/thing?

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Get Paid What You’re Worth to Speak at Conferences

Knowing your value and negotiating smartly are skills worth learning.

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100+ Lessons Learned for Project Managers

"Jerry Madden, the former Associate Director of Flight Projects at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), collected 122 lesson learned nuggets from a variety of sources that are instructive to managers of NASA spaceflight projects. These aphorisms should be accepted where they may provide insight into NASA project management success."

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Moving to Berlin: The Needle Guide 2018 | The Needle: Berlin

Moving to Berlin? This is the independent guide––no ads, no sponsored tips––from The Needle. The advice you need in one place to simplify setting up in the heart of Europe.

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Sizing engineering teams.

"Over the past year I've refined my approach to team sizing into a bit of a framework, and even changed my mind on several aspects, especially the viability of small teams. This post describes how I now size teams"

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Playbook

Playbook is one place for the design community to share knowledge. Ask and answer questions on career development, design tips, and design process. Build your playbook.

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JSOxford - Speakers advice

A regular meetup of JavaScript enthusiasts every other month in Oxford, UK.

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40 Tourist Scams to Avoid During Your Travels

"Traveling is stressful. The last thing you want to worry about is getting scammed by crooks on the street. Your best tool? Knowledge. Know how they work. Know what they’ll do."

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So, You’d Like to Buy Your Loved One a Book?

Follow the arrows to discover the best reading to give as a gift this season.

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Three Paths in the Tech Industry: Founder, Executive, or Employee

When people ask me for tech career advice I find it helpful to lay out the three paths I’ve encountered most in my career: founder, executive, and employee. I wrote this post though because when I talk to people about their careers I’m surprised at how often they focus on only one of these paths without taking the time to consider other options.

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My questions for event organizers.

When I’m asked to speak at an event, I ask a few useful questions. Maybe you’ll find them useful, too.

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How to say no

Here are a few ways to kindly and firmly say no when you need to focus.

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Does This Need to be Said

3 questions to ask yourself before you speak... 1. Does this need to be said. 2. Does this need to be said by me. 3. Does this need to be said by me NOW!" ~Craig Ferguson

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How to write a successful conference proposal

There are probably thousands of tech-oriented events being ran each day. From casual meetups to full-blown, multiple-day conferences with large budgets. A significant amount of them sources their…

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Unusual Traveller

Tips and tricks for travelling around the world, including places to visit.

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Lessons Learned in Software Development

Here is my list of heuristics and rules of thumb for software development that I have found useful over the years: Development 1. Start small, then extend. Whether creating a new system, or adding a feature to an existing system, I always start by making a very simple version with almost none of the required functionality.…

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Continuous Integration & Delivery - Illustrated

Hand-drawn sketches by Nhan Ngo that illustrate the principles of Continuous Integration & Delivery. Released under a Creative Commons license.

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I ask, you answer

Interviews looking at all aspects of web design and development

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Creatives, if you've lost your passion, don't be afraid of change

Creatives, if you've lost your passion, don't be afraid of change

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How to be a better designer

"If you can’t draw as well as someone, or use the software as well, or if you do not have as much money to buy supplies, or if you do not have access to the tools they have, beat them by being more thoughtful. Thoughtfulness is free and burns on time and empathy." - Wonderful advice from Frank Chimero

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How to blog

A must-read for all writers, bloggers, journalists; both aspiring and working. From Boing Boing's Rob Beschizza.

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Henry Miller's 11 Commandments

I love #7: "Keep human! See people, go places, drink if you feel like it."

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Our First Principles

Content Magazine interviews developers and strategists about their own first principles, how those principles have changed over time and about the place where they began

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