Weekly Update: September 10 - 16, 2018
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.
Pluralsight Course(s): Continuously Deliver IIS-based .NET Applications
Book(s): Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t
Pluralsight Course(s): React 16 - The Complete Guide
Book(s): Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation
On the Next…
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.