In terms of learning, I took in a lot of great information in the last week. I finished reading Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t by Jim Collins. The book, as its title suggests, lays out a number of things that companies can do to go from being a good company to being a great one. My favorite takeaway from the book was the hedgehog concept. The idea is that a hedgehog has one tactic which is curling up and taking advantage of its spikey hair to protect itself. Great companies focus on being the best at one thing. I like this concept a lot and it’s applicable to individuals as well. It’s time to move from good to great.
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Running, running, and more running. My challenge of running 100 miles in the month of September is going well. I’m up to a total of 60 miles now. So, I’m now over halfway through the challenge. I have 40 more miles to go and I’ll aim to get at least 20 more miles in this week. My last few runs have been slower than I would’ve liked so I’d like to have more of a focus on speed this week. For now, I’m on pace to get the challenge complete, but there are things I could be doing better.
I’m going to spend some time this week reading Continuous Delivery. I don’t think I’ve picked it up since May. It would be nice to make a dent in it and get it off the reading list.