Qualify the Leadership

When looking for the new job or when moving across organizational boundary markers (e.g. a lateral move) one of the most important things that are in play and that should be considered is the leadership, not just the opportunity.

Too many people (including myself) have made poor decisions because the opportunity, itself, sounded and felt really good but the leadership then made them miserable. Never a good idea and a lesson that I’ve learned a handful of times…

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The Queen of Code

via QoC:

As a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy, Hopper worked on the first computer, theHarvard Mark 1. And she headed the team that created the first compiler, which led to the creation of COBOL, a programming language that by the year 2000 accounted for 70 percent of all actively used code. Passing away in 1992, she left behind an inimitable legacy as a brilliant programmer and pioneering woman in male-dominated fields.

Grace Hopper was a badass.

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