Food for thought for September 13th, 2015 on management lessons from scaling startups, dead unicorns and corporate culture hacking:
Hi! We are Martin and Stefan, and we would like to invite you – in cooperation with medianet berlinbrandenburg – to our workshop on Agile Software Development, taking place October 22nd, 2015, in Berlin.
This Week In Startups): Investing legend Ann Winblad on funding software unicorns, finding talent & auditioning the future(via
Hummer Winblad Venture Partners was founded in 1989 as the first VC fund to invest exclusively in software companies. Today Jason sits down Ann Winblad, technology investing legend and the firm’s Co-founder and Managing Director. Jason and Ann discuss Ann’s journey as an entrepreneur and a wide range of riveting topics.
🏖 & 📖: Free Download of ‘Lean User Testing’ as a Kindle Ebook
Summer 2019 is coming, and I like to give away two Kindle ebooks you might consider adding to your reading list. From today until next Monday, that is June 20–24th, 2019, ‘Lean User Testing’ will be available for free on Amazon: Download your copy of ‘Lean User Testing’ now. [Advertising.]
Check also for ‘How to Get Hired as A Scrum Master.’ This title is also available for free in Amazon’s Kindle shop.
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If you believe in agile software development and delivering value to your customers and your company, reading this book is the right decision as it will greatly support your process to identify and create valuable, feasible and usable products.
Lean User Testing is available as a Kindle ebook and as paperback.
Forget about the mobile internet:
For as long as the idea of the ‘mobile internet’ has been around, we’ve thought of it a cut-down subset of the ‘real’ Internet. I’d suggest it’s time to invert that – to think about mobile as the real internet and the desktop as the limited, cut-down version.
The New York Times): Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace(via
The company is conducting an experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers to get them to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions.
SEATTLE — On Monday mornings, fresh recruits line up for an orientation intended to catapult them into Amazon’s singular way of working. They are told to forget the “poor habits” they learned at previous jobs, one employee recalled. When they “hit the wall” from the unrelenting pace, there is only one solution: “Climb the wall,” others reported. To be the best Amazonians they can be, they should be guided by the leadership principles, 14 rules inscribed on handy laminated cards.