What Can You Change for the Better Today?

Posted on Categories Business, Life, Technology

The recent passing of Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple caused a lot of stir in the tech community. Mr. Jobs has been a large influence on developers, business owners and people in general.

He has been an influence on me in two specific ways:

1.) Never settle for what people say can not be done
2.) Incorporate great design into everything

If you have never seen this, its Mr Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address. The dots connect a lot more when you look backwards, and it applies even more in this video Continue reading What Can You Change for the Better Today?

How Amazon Manages Their Complex Internal Technology Team

Posted on Categories Business, Startup, Technology

Amazon is an interesting company for many reasons. From a technology perspective, they are very forward thinking. From Amazon.com bookstore, to the kindle book reader to the amazon cloud (for the non-techies, this is a place for developers to build their applications on and share with the world)

Werner Vogels (CTO of Amazon) gives a 30 min talk on Amazons growth story and how they organize their teams and think of various problems.

I found this very relevant to me and the stage of my company where I am building out my team and making various decisions on the technologies that we use.

Werner Vogels: Amazon and the Lean Cloud from HackFwd on Vimeo.