Death by Promotion (to Manager) →
Most companies out there fail to recognize that becoming a manager isn’t a promotion but a career change. This is clearly represented in the new manager death spiral model
the manager is truly trying to do their best, but the lack of training and the old skills will set them up for these stumbling blocks.
It’s always a pleasure to read a post from Davide, who looks at things from uncommon viewpoints and make you double think each topic, making you to reconsider your opinion or deepening the subject!
A couple of weeks ago I’ve attended a speech by my friend Franz Vitulli, a product manager for Human Made: one of the biggest firm in the WordPress consulting world.
That should be a great place to work, with lots of great people (and coder and workers). So at one time a guy asked Franz how Human Made choose its collaborators; and Franz told that mostly that process is driven by ‘cultural fitness’ …
Now imagine the smile on my face when I saw this Dilbert strip today 🙂
A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto →
In 1993 cypherpunk Eric Huges wrote this manifesto about privacy and safe use of ‘the web’. It’s just sad, and scary, that 24 years later we’re still to obtain those manifesto’s goals…