engineer, yahoo

Making a difference in the large corporate world

While chatting informally with some co-workers, I heard some of them talking about their frustrations about not feeling recognized for their work or working on projects they don’t think makes a difference. Corporations, which usually mean people in management roles, value those individuals who go beyond doing what they are told to do and look […]

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What Makes Us Happy And Motivated At Work?

It’s that time of year for me to reflect on why we are here working everyday.  Please chime in with your thoughts. What motivates us to be happy and motivated at work? Money Recognition Being valued Making a difference in the world and self motivation Money is a great motivator, it’s an enabler for future […]

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wow: Happy 17th Birthday Yahoo!

Yahoo! as a company is 17 years old today. I am very proud to be part of this ship for the last 13 years. Thank you for allowing me to join as employee ~900. I’ve learn so much from being thrown into the fire. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to build Yahoo! News. […]

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inspiration, yahoo

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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My New Role At Yahoo! : Solution Architect

Today I have formally taken up the role of a Solution Architect to help Yahoo! properties on board with a new solution that I help create for Global News My role is defined as follows Solution Architect Expediter – identifies support needed Expert – determines the best solution for a given engagement Consultant – identifies […]

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Profile Of a Typical Yahoo! Engineer (2005)

The Typical Yahoo!  Engineer from this point known as Y!E. (this is all my personal ramblings, if it doesn’t fit you, sorry.. it fits me) Y!E is someone who drools when his needs to design his software to work for 30 millions users.   Potentially growing at 40% every year. Y!E designs software with no upper […]

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Daily Life Of A Yahoo! Engineer (2005)

(Bringing back an old post from 2005) A Yahoo! Engineer (Y!E) is a very lucky person. Y!E gets into the office anywhere from 6:00am to 10:00am. If this was a bell curve, 80% fall under 9:30-10 Y!E gets to eat freshly cooked omelettes, hot cereal for under $3.00 Y!E gets free espresso drinks all day […]

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Why Am I Still Working At Y! News After 8 Years? (2007)

I have been getting the same question recently. Wow, you have been around for 8 years at Yahoo News? What makes you stay? I think I’ll have to write it down to clear it up for myself. The grass is not always greener over at Google, Amazon, the next startup. Look yourself in the mirror […]

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