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Ahmet Gyger
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Looking forward to the future!
Looking forward to the future!

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I often wonder what makes some team more effective than other. Why I felt more empowered in some team compared to some others. The simplistic reasons that pops to mind are about the quality of the leadership and the joy experimented at work. The People…

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In the midst Microsoft’s transformation, in how we work within and between teams and groups, I’ve found this excellent book (suggested bu one of our executive), Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by General Stanley McChrystal. This…

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This book from Chris Hadfield was really fun to read, the first half of the book is about lessons he learned, as the title suggest, while the other part of the book is more a biographical stories about his time in preparing and staying in space. Notes…

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I recently finished reading “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” from C. Dweck. I picked it up because it was part of the recommended books list from the C.E.O of the company where I work. There was some great learnings that I will definitely apply,…

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“Zero to ONE: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future” is a great book by Peter Thiel (co-founder of PayPal and Palantir) about how to build the next Microsoft or Google. He has a pretty unique perspective on market and competition that are worth…

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In September 2012, I joined the Bing Ads team, working on the delivery engine, where I had a blast! Working on an online system, with such a massive scale (Bing is now serving 20% of all US search queries) and with so high expectation (latency,…

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Nice view from the office today, cloudy and sunny :). 
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As an engineer we often get approached by a PM, or other teams members, for features, update in requirements, or any other changes. Some change will sounds really exciting, either because they are intellectually challenging or because their outcome looks…

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Short before the holiday break, I watched a video titled “happiness as a competitive advantage” where Shawn Achor talk about happiness and how it can help to be more successful at work. I obviously like being happy and I have a pretty competitive mindset,…

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At the time I was a soldier in the Swiss army (nearly every men in Switzerland have to do its time for a few months), my lieutenant asked me to organize the team so we would set up the trenches for the night. He told me that he wanted to give me the taste…
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