“Software engineering is what happens to programming when you add time and other programmers.” Russ Cox”

“You don’t have to lead the change to create the change.” Damien Patton

“Leadership is not a license to do less; it is a responsibility to do more. Leadership takes work. It takes time and energy. The effects are not always easily measured and they are not always immediate. Leadership is always a commitment to human beings.” Simon Sinek

“Those at the top have all the authority and none of the information. Those at the bottom have all the information and none of the authority.” David Marquet

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” Goethe

Great API economy makes it easier for developers to build products by using others' services and sometimes with interesting consequences.


""Ruby was optimized for the developer, not for running it in production. For the things that get hit a lot and have to be very performant or that, for example, have to wait very long on a system IO, we rewrite those in Go." Sid Sijbrandij


“I see the people around me getting really arrogant. And I learned how awful a poison arrogance is. And so one of the ways you guard against arrogance is to forget success. So I just always tried to brush it clean. Sometimes successfully.” Barry Diller

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Peter Drucker

"It is better to solve the right problem the wrong way than the wrong problem the right way.” Dick Hamming

"Most of today’s companies lose control early on and let outsiders dictate their direction. This works in some cases, but fails miserably in most. Outsiders simply don’t care about your mission, your product, or your people as much as you do." Amir Salihefendic


“Regardless of what you achieve, there’s always someone with more, and this can make you feel like you’re losing. The problem isn’t your lack of toys; it’s believing that toys indicate true success.

Real success is about who you are and how far you’ve come. If you ever worry that you’re not as successful as you should be, you may be evaluating yourself against the wrong criteria.“ Travis Bradberry

“I can honestly say that nothing good in my life has ever happened from the safety of my comfort zone.” Richard Branson

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