Category Archives: Efficacy

Being effective

The Logic of Procrastination and the Last Responsible Moment

I had a good friend in a previous job who had this unbelievable procrastination habit. He would always wait to start his tasks as late as possible. But this was not because he was busy. He intentionally waited to begin … Continue reading

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Passion vs. Focus

I believe that software developers should have a passion for programming. In one of my previous posts, I claimed that nothing is more effective than enthusiasm. This passion should include a constant desire to learn new things and to create … Continue reading

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Defining Your Focus: Control and Consequences

I am constantly looking for new strategies to make more effective usage of my limited time. One of the approaches I use is to try to classify any issue according to two dimensions: The level of control I have over … Continue reading

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Employability and the Three Stages of a Successful Career Path

I have many young friends who ask for my personal advice on long-term career strategies. Of course it seems that today almost everyone dreams about becoming an entrepreneur and having his own start-up company. But as a Plan B, if … Continue reading

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Please Stop the Work-Life Balance Bullshit

A friend of mine was really unhappy, so he decided to have a conversation with a personal coach. He complained: “My work is totally meaningless. I’m tired of doing every day the same tasks that are neither interesting nor challenging. … Continue reading

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On Anzeneering, Pride and the Definition of Done (DoD)

The concept of Anzeneering was created by Joshua Kerievsky, CEO of Industrial Logic and author of the book “Refactoring to Patterns“. It is derived from the Japanese word “anzen” which means “safety”. According to Joshua: “Anzeneers protect people by establishing … Continue reading

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Productivity Hack: Using Effectively Your Small Fractions Of Time

I’m constantly looking for new ways to be more productive and avoid wasting my time. One of my biggest challenges is how to use some small fractions of free time, something like less than 10 minutes. I think that, for … Continue reading

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The Challenges and Joy of Public Speaking

I love giving talks to diverse types of audiences. I consider Public Speaking to be at the same time an extremely challenging and gratifying activity, that very often requires you to get out of your comfort zone. My first experience … Continue reading

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On Wisdom and Happiness

I spend considerable time thinking about the meaning of Wisdom and Happiness: What are the characteristics of a wise person? What are the characteristics of a happy person? Can wisdom and happiness be measured? Of course I also think about … Continue reading

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Finding your purpose in life

How to find your purpose in life? The Venn diagram below has appeared several times on the social networks I use. In my opinion it is very interesting and makes me think, so I would like to share it with … Continue reading

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