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Guess. Apologize. Compensate. alvin May 19, 2017 - 9:54am

Guess. Apologize. Compensate. This is a nice slide from a talk by Jonas Bonér‏, CTO of Lightbend.

You are free to choose your own vision

In daily life, each of us is a vehicle for something. Our choices of values determine the kinds of vehicles we are, the way we move in the world and relate to each other. All individuals (and organizations) are free to choose values that they feel are important, that express their vision.

(A quote from the book, Zen at Work.)

My oldest sister is five years older than I am, and when she was in high school she was involved in activities outside of school, like the foreign student exchange program. I was an extreme introvert and could never imagine myself doing those things, but she was very involved in making our community a better place, and I was proud of her.

Back then I didn’t know that I was free to choose my own vision ... the mental weight of being an extreme introvert kept me from seeing that. I may always struggle with being an introvert, but these days I understand that I can choose my own vision, and I do so consciously.

Five books you’ve never heard of that will change your life

From the URL:

1. Collected Maxims and Other Reflections by La Rochefoucauld

2. The 48 Laws of Power, by Robert Greene

3. Xenophon’s Cyrus the Great: The Arts of Leadership and War by Xenophon

4. Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son

5. Models of my Life by Herbert Simon

6. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Reorganization at the company alvin December 3, 2016 - 8:52am

Had an unexpected reorganization at the company today.

Moved the desk around, re-positioned some lamps. (I work from home.)

The three things a Business Analyst should think about during meetings

Summary: Business analyst best practices - Three things a business analyst should keep in mind during software design meetings.

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DispatchHealth - Denver, Colorado Startup Business of the Year alvin April 29, 2016 - 12:29pm

A company named DispatchHealth just won an award for the 2016 Denver, Colorado “Startup Business of the Year,” as awarded by the Denver metro Chamber of Commerce. Per their website, “DispatchHealth is bringing back the house call. Our skilled medical team arrives with the tools necessary to provide simple to advanced healthcare in the home or workplace.”

Stock market and business definitions (cheat sheet)

This page is my personal “cheat sheet” of stock market and business/accounting definitions. I don’t offer many explanations of things, but I generally link to the Investopedia website for more details. It’s also safe to say that this page is a work in progress.

The Accounting Equation

Equation:

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Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street alvin April 18, 2016 - 11:19pm

The book Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street is one of the most highly recommended books by Warren Buffett. He told Bill Gates about it in 1991, and Mr. Gates calls it “the best business book he’s ever read.”

Larry Page and Nikola Tesla alvin March 17, 2016 - 10:01am