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Waterstones bookstore is thriving. By being run very cleverly.
I really didn't think that they'd still be here now, and I'm damned impressed that they're actually making a profit.
books  shops  management  GoodNews 
december 2015 by andrewducker
An Inside Look At The Universe Of Warcraft
75,000 CPU cores, 1.5million art assets, 7650 quests and 2 million words. It's big!
games  WorldOfWarcraft  management  scalability  technology  software  mmo  gaming 
september 2009 by andrewducker
Netflix Culture
Sounds like an inspiring place to work - if a little scary.
culture  business  management  leadership  productivity  inspiration  netflix 
august 2009 by andrewducker
Software Engineering: Dead?
The truth being that it was never alive in the first place...
programming  software  development  engineering  management  softwareengineering 
july 2009 by andrewducker
Dull CEOs found to be more effective than exciting ones
These sorts of dogged but diffident traits do not correlate well with education levels. C.E.O.’s with law or M.B.A. degrees do not perform better than C.E.O.’s with college degrees. These traits do not correlate with salary or compensation packages. Nor do they correlate with fame and recognition. On the contrary, a study by Ulrike Malmendier and Geoffrey Tate found that C.E.O.’s get less effective as they become more famous and receive more awards.
business  management 
may 2009 by andrewducker
Size matters - smaller is better
On why small, local solutions work better than large-scale "efficient" ones.
society  management  business  community  groups  complexity  size 
march 2009 by andrewducker
How to manage
Some fantastic advice. I wish more of my managers had read things like this.
management  work  leadership  motivation 
january 2009 by andrewducker
When Agile Projects Go Bad
Because it helps to know what mistakes you might make, before you make them.
work  software  process  management  development  programming 
november 2008 by andrewducker
Best Buy smashes the clock
Fascinating story about how they stopped having any working hours at all - employees work from anywhere, at any time, and are measured purely on results. I'd love to see this catch on...
management  business 
october 2008 by andrewducker
The Rise and Fall of Thinking Machines
How to take a fantastic company, with huge amounts of technical promise, and utterly destroy it from the inside.
thinkingmachines  software  people  management  computing  history 
august 2008 by andrewducker
How to get things done
An article from 1949 on how to use procrastination to your advantage
funny  life  management  reading  tips  gtd  procrastination  productivity 
november 2007 by andrewducker
Different styles of management
Three Joel Spolsky articles on management styles - two that don't work, one that does
work  management 
august 2006 by andrewducker

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