Steve Jobs on “A” players alvin September 17, 2016 - 12:16pm

“A small team of A+ players can run circles around a giant team of B and C players.” ~ Steve Jobs (image from this twitter page)

That’s true in software, and as I’ve found out recently, it’s true with doctors and other medical professionals.

Have good daily rituals alvin November 1, 2015 - 12:20pm

This article says the ritual you need is more rituals.

Apple design secret: Workplace, attitude, and productivity alvin August 4, 2011 - 3:08pm

Summary: An Apple design secret - the connection between attitude and productivity.

Unfortunately you need a subscription to read the content over at, but they had a nice article a while ago on "The Secret of Apple Design." I really like a quote they had about a person's attitude, and the relationship of that attitude and the impact on their work:

IT Managers - Why bad programmers are expensive

Dear Mr./Ms. IT Manager,

As the former owner of a very successful software consulting firm, here are several "truths" that you should know about the real costs of employing bad software developers (programmers):