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The Secret Question

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I love the secret questions. I love knowing when they are coming. When someone asks you something that is not related to the conversation at hand, is completely off-topic and is geared towards ascertaining one and only one thing. Do you know your stuff? The problem with the secret question is that the candidate knows it for what it is – everything you’ve spent the last hour or so...

I Built a Frankenstein

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And so should you. If you’ve never built a Frankenstein, you’ve never had to solve a problem that forced you to use all of your skills and knowledge in a particular area. You never had that moment of going – “well it doesn’t look like much, but it works”. Frankesteins get built when everyone around you goes – “can’t be done, this is...

Nothing is Ready

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There is a strong probability that things will not be ready for you at that new contract, job, internship, event, etc. And they will ask you to wait. Don’t. Before starting, have a plan that assumes the worst, that nothing is available, that all you have is a notebook, and start from there. And don’t think you’re doing this to show everyone how good you are or how keen you are...

Lead their Weaknesses

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We pick teams based on strength and accomplishments. And when we put them all together we expect magical things to occur. But sometimes the better approach is to Lead by their Weaknesses – not to showcase and single out where everyone is weak (I hope this is obvious) but rather to make a note where they need help, make a plan, figure out what needs to be done and focus your energies there...

The Hot Feature

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The Hot Feature is the greatest piece of code ever realized. It starts off as a bug. But not just any but, a customer bug. And not just any bug, but a customer “going bananas, hard to find but oh so good” bug that threatens their use of your product going forward. So you promise to fix the bug. But when you look at the bug, it’s not a bug at all, it’s something new...

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