Reading List: 25th October 2015

This week I’ve been busy reading lots of different things. My favourite article this week comes from Kent Beck, one of the fathers of modern IT around the difference in mass production between physical engineering and software engineering. I’m also taking a look at the problems with agile, layoffs in Silicon Valley, Agile metrics and why nobody cares how hard you work.

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Restaurant Review: SushiSamba London

I was lucky enough to be taken out for my birthday to SushiSamba on the 38th Floor of Heron Tower, near Liverpool Street Station by my wife Clara. This is one of the highest restaurants in London and has been open around 3 years now.

We arrived for our 5.30pm reservation and took the glass elevator from the ground floor. Your experience really does start here as the ride up takes around 30-40 seconds and the view of London appears in front of you. On arrival on the 38th floor the journey to the restaurant is a little strange, taking in a small corridor with no signs – but the reasons for this are obvious once you finally get into the bar area where the design really takes in the best of the views. We were seated in our window seat, looking out across the dining room with its bamboo wooden roof (see the pictures below). One thing that stands out from the start is the music which is fairly loud – this really is a place with ‘hip’ vibe rather than somewhere for a quiet, relaxed meal.

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Reading List: 17th October 2015

I’ve been doing some fairly varied reading this week, including a look at how Spotify designed their perimeter, managing the security of government digital services, what’s lost when people work from home, learning how to be creative and a direct look at the problems with measuring productivity in a knowledge based environment.

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Reading List: 4th October 2015

A busy few days of reading have led to a couple of quick posts. ┬áToday I’m focussing on:

  • Unicorns vs cockroaches
  • Transforming air travel
  • Leaders integrity, and linked with this ‘cheating software’
  • A look at the best business books according to Amazon
  • Why you should be scared of Amazon if you rely on them for your business

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Reading List: 3rd October 2015

I’ve been busy reading lots of blog posts over the last few days, this post includes topics such as:

  • Living in a Code Yellow World – how living in a heightened sense of security is not good for us
  • Employee owned companies are more ethical
  • How the Worlds Poorest Manage Their money better than you do
  • Agile Coaching – lessons from the trenches
  • How Netflix deals with the discipline of ‘Chaos Engineering’
  • Productivity tips in Infographics

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