Surprising wisdom – thoughts on Ben Horowitz’s new startup tale

I took a recent flight to San Francisco to have meetings with a few startups. Naturally I needed some good reading to immerse myself in for the flight over and back. Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I have to admit, though I’m not a management consultant, I do pickup the …

25 lessons from Adrian Mouat’s Using Docker book

I spent some time digging through Adrian Mouat’s great book on Docker. Although it’s almost two years old now, it is still chock full of useful information on container goodness. Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I flipped through page after page, and chapter after chapter, and found the bits that …

Can misfits teach us a thing or two about innovation?

I just finished reading Alexa Clay & Kyra Maya Phillips tour de force, The Misfit Economy. (Yes that’s an affiliate link. The first one I’ve ever posted on this blog. If you like the book, please buy through my link. ) I have to admit I was surprised & delighted by the book. Join …

Can a growth mindset help you recover from setbacks?

I just finished reading Carol Dweck’s tour de force, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. In a word, her book is mind blowing. How can a little thing like mindset make a difference? Can changes in thinking & attitude really have a profound impact on …

READ: Lanier’s Dawn of the New Everything

Jaron Lanier was the founder of VPL in the 90’s, a pioneering company around virtual reality. I stumbled onto a recent Interview with Lanier about his new book. Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Lanier is a creative thinker, one who has grappled with ideas like Ray Kurzweil’s singularity. He has …

Key lessons from the Devops Handbook

I picked up a copy of the DevOps Handbook. This is not a book about how to setup Amazon servers, how to use git, codePipeline or Jenkins. It’s not about Chef or Ansible or other tools. Join 33,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. This is a book about processes & people. It’s …

5 Things Frans Johansson says about innovation

You may not have heard of Medici before, but you’ve probably heard of the renaissance. The medici family hosted the round tables, the meetups, the social gatherings & mixers. They brought diverse artisans engineers & thinkers together, and the world hasn’t been the same since! b>Join 16,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. …

Lulzsec, Anonymous and the sorry state of internet security

If you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few years, you might not have heard of Anonymous, the headline grabbing hacker group that’s famous for attacking citibank, ebay, Sony, the FBI, CIA and the websites of various world governments. Parmy Olson takes us on a ride, through tales that are riveting, and quite …

Lessons from Locksmiths and the 99%

Just finished reading Dan Ariely’s new book The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty. What a great title for a book on cheating & lying. Dishonesty is pretty easy to understand, isn’t it? We know when someone is being honest or not, and we ourselves are of course never dishonest? Or so we think. Well your preexisting …

Opportunity a day – career risk at bay

Free Agent. Stress Test. Avoid Sameness As the globalization juggernaut rolls on, it continues to create more Detroits. Skills and perspectives quickly become obsolete. What to do in the face of such change? [quote]Small fires prevent the big burn[/quote] So there’s your quick answer. Get the book if you want more! Some related material: why …