Making Annual Reviews Easier

  Annual Reviews It’s one of the most important task people in large organizations need to do. But often we don’t spend enough effort and thought compared with the importance of annual reviews to their careers Most People Hate Reviews I’ve been doing my self review for over 12 years now at Yahoo! For the […]

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Soft Skills Of A Software Architect

I will not try to repeat what a software architect is, you can read it here at wikipedia There are various types of architects. Solutions Architect Enterprise Architect Application Architect Systems Architect A large part of the duties of an architect in a large organization is to design and to communicate.  In my experience as […]

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Mondays : Thumbs Up Or Thumbs Down?

Do you look forward to Mondays ? If you do not look forward to Mondays, is it because you will miss spending time with family and friends? Or is it because you don’t look forward to going into work? If you dread going into work, perhaps you can actively look into how to improve the […]

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Since I’m a Yahoo! Employee… (from 2008)

1. there is so much potential upside to the stock and for the company. It’s still the #1 (2008) web property in the world and lots of new projects and direction changes only can mean good things in the future 2. there is so much to do, for someone who can take the initiative, he […]

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Perspective On Work

I worked for SGI from 1993-1999 and was bleeding SGI blood. I was the cheerleader for the company and our group. I left SGI when the company just couldn’t deliver the financial results it promised. A friend from SGI mentioned to me that when I left SGI, I swore I would not be emotionally involved […]

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Living A Life Without Regrets

If your life were to end on this Earth in a couple of months, would you have any regrets? Would you regret not having gone on the trip you’ve always wanted to? There is no reason to wait, plan for the trip, buy the tickets and you can go. If this is your priority, set […]

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Malaysia : Bangalore : Taj Mahal : 2008

I’m one of the luckiest guys in the world! I get to spend a day in Malaysia just to watch the Badminton Super Series in Kuala Lumpur before traveling to Bangalore, India to work remotely for a week. Off to New Delhi and Agra on the weekend and visited one of the seven wonders of […]

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The +100 Push Up Club

In 2005 I watched the movie Coach Carter where Samuel Jackson was trying to get the kids running suicides drills from one corner of the court to the other side and back again. That is brutal. What peaked my interest was actually the push ups. One kid was being punished and Samuel Jackson asked him […]

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Push Up Thursday, week 2: 200

Listening to Maria Callas starts my 2nd week of push ups.  I set a 15 minute timer to do 40 every 15 minutes, but  you can spread it out over 24 hours if you wish 9:19 am @ cube +40 40 9:38 am @ cube +40 80 (listening to Handel) 9:53 am @ cube +40 […]

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