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A Brief Summary of Two Investing Books

22 Jan 2021

I’ll be honest and say that investing in the stock market has always been intimidating and mystifying. Yet, when companies offer 401ks those are investment accounts! I’ve felt held back by my ignorance and that I’ve been leaving money on the table for too long. So I started reading some books on the subject and this is what they both had to say.

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What Might We Learn From Parler?

12 Jan 2021

Parler had a fascinating history full of security vulnerabilities, rapid scale, and an even more rapid shutdown. In some regards, it’s like the story of Icarus, who failed to heed good advice and fell to his death. People’s reactions to Parler’s shutdown will vary, but a rare take I will explore here is: What if it could happen to us?

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Agile Transformation in 4 Acts

06 Jan 2021

I’m a big believer in agility, and I often help my clients find ways to take steps in growing their agility. Unfortunately, that means I also get tangled up in “Transformations.” Here’s how I typically see it play out, and some things I’d rather try instead:

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The Shapes of User Stories

31 Dec 2020

I often wind up helping groups understand some aspects of agility and Scrum. One common topic that seems to confuse groups is user stories. I want to go over several shapes they tend to appear in and close with my desired one. Hopefully, you’ll see the shape yours take and the tradeoffs.

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