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Quotes from The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business book. – Value Creation

Quotes from The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business book. – Value Creation

Below are quotes from the chapter on Value creation from The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business book. Value creation “Make something people want… There’s nothing more valuable than an unmet need that is just becoming fixable. If you find something broken that you can fix for a lot of people, you’ve found a […]

Posted in: Money
Intelligent Fool Makes Things More Complex

Intelligent Fool Makes Things More Complex

I had quite a few opportunities to witness what Albert Einstein meant by the following: "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction." No surprise I am a huge fan of this […]

Posted in: Career
Studying New Field

Studying New Field

Reading The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business (following J.D. Meier’s advise) I found the quote that resonated with something I am fan of long ago, here is the quote: “When you first start to study a field, it seems like you have to memorize a zillion things. You don’t. What you need is […]

Posted in: Career, Consulting
Perceived Performance – Customer Driven Performance Testing
By April 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Perceived Performance – Customer Driven Performance Testing

How to get the most from the performance testing? Performance testing could be laborious, fragile, complex process that requires special skills to get it up and running. It requires even deeper skills when interpreting the results especially when analyzing root causes of performance and scalability failures. How to get most of value of it with […]

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Performance Test Cadence
By April 11, 2014 2 Comments Read More →

Performance Test Cadence

Wouldn’t you want to know about problems earlier vs. later?How often one should perform performance testing? Is it once successful build is available? Is availability of a good build a trigger to run performance test?  What are other constraints and limitations should be taken into account when committing on a timeline? Let’s break it down […]

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