Personal Growth

5 People Never to Ask for Career Advice

Don't take career advice from these people. Their advice is more likely to erode your human soul, strip away any progress and optimism, and instill more ignorance than if you just didn't ask for advice from anyone. The Deliberate Illiterate People who believe they don't have to read are the worst for career advice. I… Continue reading 5 People Never to Ask for Career Advice

Personal Growth

The Three C’s and D’s of Success and Failure

These are the three words that describe how to achieve success, or how to fail. Certain and Doubt The first step toward success is to be certain we’ll achieve it. The first step toward failure is to doubt we’ll get where we want to go. Think of a pie chart, where 50% is certainty of… Continue reading The Three C’s and D’s of Success and Failure

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You Don’t Need a Job Title to Be a Leader

Leaders get results through influence built on trust, guided by truth. Neither of these traits and behaviors are granted by a job title, require permission, and as far as I know, aren't listed as qualifications in job ads. Getting Results Effective leaders get results that lead to benefit the whole. They focus on the outcome,… Continue reading You Don’t Need a Job Title to Be a Leader

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Principle #1: Use System Analysis and Design

Build Better Systems

In order to get where you want to go, you must know how to get there. When building systems, you need to know what you need to build it.

Programming Principle #1: Use the Methods of System Analysis and Design to Understand What You Need

The methods of System Analysis and Design are necessary to understand what components your system needs to reach its goals.

These methods are:

  1. Learn what components your system needs.
  2. Learn what each component does to contribute to your system.
  3. Learn how each component works with your system.
  4. Learn where each component should be.
  5. Learn when each components is needed.

Know what components you need, what they do, how they work together, and where and when to use them.

For the remainder of this article, we’re going to use a simple example of crossing a bridge as our system.

Method #1: Learn What Components Your System…

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Personal Growth

How Writing Short Stories Improved My Decision Making — Build Better Systems

What if you could go back and make a different decision? I’m sure you have one or two. I’ve written several short stories, and rewrote them to seemingly no end. Each time I rewrote a scene, I asked, “What if?” What if the character said, “I love you,” instead of, “I like you.” That would […]… Continue reading How Writing Short Stories Improved My Decision Making — Build Better Systems