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How and Why to do a Life Audit

I recently  read “How and Why to do a Life Audit” on from Medium from xsvengoechea 

It’s a great approach to something I’ve been doing myself  for years – auditing your life. Taking a step back and assessing yourself and where you’re headed on a scale in a few dimensions. It can be easy when you’re really struggling in one area of your life to see everything as a total failure. Or when you’re planning to dive deep in one thing and forget about everything else.

By looking at what kinds of things are important in your life, measuring them and creating a plan for them, you’re much more likely to get an honest understanding of how things are going and also to create a plan that will help improve things further.

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You fired your top talent. I hope you’re happy.

I just read You fired your top talent. I hope you’re happy by Tony Robinson on Medium. The article is a response to We fired our top talent. Best decision we ever made by Jhsolor.

They’re both worth reading. They explore the challenges of working in a field where expert knowledge is an essential weapon in the startup arms race and a potential poisoned chalice. The reality is the tech industry relies on coders. On people that understand software and can create it, bend it to their will. And I don’t mean that in a reductionist way. People that can code have a lot to bring beyond their skills there both in terms of business understanding and developing a company’s culture.

But when you rely on someone that much, it’s very easy to end up either enslaving them or being enslaved by them; and sometimes it’s a bit of both.

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