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Spotify Engineering Culture (Part 2 of 2)
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The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.If you follow our newsletter, you’ve read some startling research summaries that explore the havoc stress can wreak on one’s physical an...
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There's an agile talk in Glasgow on 16th March

What could possibly go wrong when a Pole and a Frenchman enter an English office? Well, for a start you get servers called Churchill, Wałęsa and de Gaulle. In the presence of such characters it’s no wonder that a revolution was started. The country entered by the noble man was agile (with a capital A) and so were they (but not with the same a).

An autonomous collective of courageous and fearless geeks gathered along in a freshly created duchy of perpetually horded meeting rooms and joined forces into an unstoppable mob of programming.

Their sight: the land of agile orthodoxy. Their weapon: asking why (usually at least five times). Their plan: No Kan-, no -Ban, but a sacred map of all their capabilities and tasks, the Panopticon.
How many pits of success have they already conquered? Will their valiant march to sustainable delivery arrive at the pinnacle of realised business value?
The Talk What could possibly go wrong when a Pole and a Frenchman enter an English office? Well, for a start you get servers called Churchill, Wałęsa and de Gaulle. In the presence of such characters it’s no wonder that a revolution was started. The country entered by the noble man was agile (with a capital A) and so were they (but not with the same a). An autonomous collective of courageous and fearless geeks gathered along in a freshly create...
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Avoid people who mess with your head. Avoid people who intentionally and repeatedly do and say things that they know upset you. Avoid people who expect you to prioritize them but refuse to prioritize you. Avoid people who can’t and won’t apologize sincerely. Avoid. Avoid. 
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Avoid people who mess with your head. Avoid people who intentionally and repeatedly do and say things that they know upset you.
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Think before you tweet. 
As she made the long journey from New York to South Africa, to visit family during the holidays in 2013, Justine Sacco, 30 years old and the senior director of corporate communications at IAC, began tweeting acerbic little jokes about the indignities of travel. There was one about a fellow ...
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Seriously, people! Get your kids vaccinated!
 
New age, bourgeois soccer parents will be the downfall of western civilization. Bring on the kale!!
There are schools in the wealthiest parts of Los Angeles where the vaccination rate is on a par with that of South Sudan
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Looking forward to this event
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We have an upcoming event in Edinburgh on Thursday 19th January at +Storm ID Ltd. Sebastien Lambla will be speaking on Creating a better ReST client (Links, forms and unicorns may also be covered ;-)
http://sd-edi-01-12.eventbrite.co.uk/
The Talk Sebastien Lambla will be talking about creating a better ReST Client, starting at 19:30 on Thursday 19th January 2012 Hypermedia is the most powerful aspect of the web, a tried and tested t...
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Taken during a photography course I took a few years ago. It is in Glasgow, and the building is the Gallery of Modern Art.
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Wow! Edinburgh Airport demand that you sign up for their marketing crap in order to use their WiFi.
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This is beyond stupid. Measles parties, are you crazy?
 
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Doctors are warning against holding measles parties instead of giving children a vaccine. Measles is highly contagious and can be deadly.
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And with that... I'm off to bed. :)
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I knew there was a good reason I love to sleep!
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    Computing, 1992 - 1996