What is better than Remote-First 1.0? Remote-First 2.0!
2021-07-04 Management Culture Remote Thoughts
Two weeks ago I got my second jab. I am fully vaccinated now. I am now in Germany to see my parents for the first time in 12 month. Yes: It is finally ... Read More
The end of the pandemic - Social Media Edition
Now it is (almost) official: The pandemic is over (or is coming to an end fast/soon). In the next couple of days I am going to get my second shoot. ... Read More
Distances - Know them. Manage them.
2021-06-01 Management Culture Remote Thoughts
Building and managing remote-first organizations means that you also need to understand (and manage) distances! To develop your ability to understand ... Read More
(The Extreme) 100 Day Walking Challenge
In January I had a good call with my friend Braggy in Sydney. The insight was, that 2020 was different to what I/we expected, but with 20/20 ... Read More
What's a Staff Director?
2020-08-31 Management Thoughts Culture
Community is growing fast. More business. More customers. More people. More money. More (necessary) complexity (software and people). The demand for ... Read More
Roland ... what's in a name
Updated: On Oct., 11th, 2020 Updated: On Apr., 12th, 2020 Updated: On Oct., 29th, 2016 A couple of years ago a colleague of mine pointed me to the new ... Read More
The American election ... 1 year after
The dust has settled. All opinions have been voiced. All articles have been written. Not quite … here is another one :). I am struggling with ... Read More
I am a lucky guy :) ...
2017-01-18 Software-Engineering Conferences Thoughts
Sometimes it takes a while to get to it … Last year I was opening Data-by-the-Bay and was welcoming/addressing the attendees. Wanted to turn ... Read More
Getting GTD done - Thoughts and Tools
2013-08-19 Personal Management Tips & Tricks Thoughts
We all have a lot to do. Effective time/task management is essential. I’ve been using GTD (Getting Things Done) for a while now (a long while :)) and ... Read More
About broken windows and software gardening ... - Thoughts from The Pragmatic Programmer
2013-02-16 Software-Engineering Books Culture Thoughts
These days I am writing more source code again (mostly Scala) and decided to (re)read a couple of books to refresh some thoughts and ideas and ... Read More