The Art of Being Right

The Art of Being Right38 Ways to Win an Argument Author: Artur Schopenhauer amazon.comamazon.plempik.com “The Art of Being Right” by Arthur Schopenhauer is an interesting exploration of rhetoric and the art of winning arguments. In this work, Schopenhauer outlines 38 stratagems for convincing opponents and prevailing in debates, often irrespective of the truth. His analysis is rooted in the belief that people are more interested in winning arguments than seeking truth....

2024-05-20 · 3 min · timor

The Culture Map

The Culture MapBreaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business Author: Erin Meyer amazon.comamazon.plempik.com “The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business” by Erin Meyer is a highly insightful guide that explores how cultural differences impact international business interactions. Meyer presents a framework for understanding and navigating cultural complexities by examining various dimensions of communication, leadership, and etiquette across different countries. Let me explain first high and low context communication, as it’s required to understand the idea....

2024-04-24 · 4 min · timor

Rewired

RewiredThe McKinsey Guide to Outcompeting in the Age of Digital and AI Authors: Eric Lamarre, Kate Smaje, Rodney Zemmel amazon.comamazon.deamazon.pl I’ve heard a lot of strange things about McKinsey, starting with this parody commercial: Then few more facts, but still provided in an amusing way by the John Oliver: It’s not just jokes than worry me, but also some news I’ve read: they had no issues to consult both companies and their regulators at the same time1, they work with tobbaco companies and health industry suggesting ways to profit companies, that might be bad for their clients2, they’re behind OxyContin (opioid) sales turbocharge, which resulted in hundreds of people dead of overdose3, having relationships with authoritarian regimes and more....

2024-04-23 · 2 min · timor

Extreme Ownership

Extreme OwnershipHow U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win Authors: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin amazon.comamazon.pl The book is a compelling and practical leadership guide co-authored by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, both former Navy SEAL officers. The book revolves around the central theme of taking absolute responsibility for every aspect of one’s life and leadership role. Through gripping combat stories from their SEAL experiences, the authors illustrate key principles such as accountability, decisiveness, and humility....

2024-02-05 · 1 min · timor

Working Backwards

Working BackwardsInsights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon Author: Bryar Colin amazon.comamazon.plempik.com Still reading…

2024-01-23 · 1 min · timor
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How to give Probation Period feedback?

Why? Hiring people is hard, but having a new person in a team is not a work done. It’s important to monitor how people perform during probation period and share feedback with them. Personally, I like to ask the whole team, with a bunch of open questions, which allows me to look from higher altitude on the new hire. My point of view might be biased but by checking what others think, I can fill blind spots....

2024-01-22 · 5 min · timor
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New Year's reflections and Leadership path

Almost 2 years ago I was promoted to a Team Lead position. Since then at least half of my time is dedidcated to “the people’s stuff” 😄 On one side, I have less time to code and write about technical stuff, which sometimes makes me feel guilty (just a little bit). On the other side, I’m discovering a whole new world of possibilities to solve technical problems without touching the code (almost)....

2024-01-10 · 1 min · timor

Lider w trampkach

Lider w trampkachCzyli jak być przywódcą w zgodzie ze sobą Author: Małgorzata Jakubicz empik.com

2023-10-22 · 1 min · timor

Taka praca nie ma sensu

Taka praca nie ma sensuCzyli jak zarządzać swoją energią Author: Tony Schwartz amazon.plempik.com To ciekawa książka, którą o dziwo przeczytałem do końca. Miałem wrażenie, że trochę przeskakuje z tematu na temat, ale pasuje mi to. Czytałem wiele książek szczegółowo opisujących “ten jeden sposób” by rozwiązać wszystkie problemy świata. Ta kompletuje różne pomysły i idee, miksuje i całkiem przyjemnie uogólnia. Książka nie była dla mnie wielkim odkryciem, ale przjemnie było sobie przypomnieć pewne pomysły....

2023-10-21 · 1 min · timor

Collaborating with the Enemy

Collaborating with the EnemyHow to Work with People You Don’t Agree with or Like or Trust Author: Adam Kahane amazon.plamazon.com In this book the author, Adam Kahane, presents several key concepts to help individuals navigate collaboration with people they may not agree with, like, or trust. Here are some of the main concepts from the book: Embracing Discomfort: Kahane emphasizes the importance of stepping outside one’s comfort zone when working with people with differing perspectives....

2023-10-09 · 2 min · timor