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How Open Source Changed the World

Below is a copy/paste TL;TD summary of a great Tech Crunch article on the past/present/future state of open source development. Highly encourage you to read the entire article, but here are some of the major points. Not these points are from the article and don’t represent any statements of future direction of Rock or Spark. Open-source companies like Redhat, MongoDB and Elastic have real market worth measured in the billions of dollars. Changes have occurred in the market: Gen1 =

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Order of Leadership

The more I read and learn from others I think that the proper order of leadership is: Lead yourself Lead your supervisor (by this I mean figure out how they work and adjust your style to match theirs) Lead others The unfortunate thing is that many work in the opposite direction. 🙁

100% of the Time Is Easier than 98% of the time

100% of the Time Is Easier than 98% of the time Many of us have convinced ourselves that we are able to break our own personal rules “just this once”. The marginal costs are almost always low.  But each of those decisions can roll up into a much bigger picture, turning you into the kind of person you never wanted to be. Decide what you stand for and then stand for it all of the time.

How Successful People Think Different

Steve Siebold, author of “How Rich People Think” spent the last 30 years interviewing rich people to find out what separates them from the Average Joe.  Below are four of his 21 findings.  I re-wrote them to be “Successful People” rather than “Rich People” as in the church world ‘success’ doesn’t always lead to ‘riches’. The average person has a lottery mentality, “How am I going to strike it rich?” The successful person has an action mentality, “How am I

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