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We don't need Heroes

We don't need Heroes

Not in software development, not anywhere My early years at the startup Innox were the ones with the most learnings, I constantly find myself repeating the mantras or phrases I learned back then. I owe many of those learnings to the peculiar management style of Juan Carlos González, which I may share on another occasion. One of the phrases I was told every time I suggested to do an extra effort to achieve something: in this company we do not want heroes.

Treasure Wild Ducks

Treasure Wild Ducks

Treasure Wild Ducks I learned the concept of Wild Ducks on IBM. I was on a team where it didn’t feel it was applied by the local management (actually it was the other way around), but it was encouraged by the worldwide leaders. The concept is very simple, and was explained with a video. If you feed a wild duck (regularly), -and it leaves the flock- it becomes domestic. A wild duck is a person with unconventional ideas, someone who challengue the status quo.

Treasure Wild Ducks

Treasure Wild Ducks

Treasure Wild Ducks I learned the concept of Wild Ducks on IBM. I was on a team where it didn’t feel it was applied by the local management (actually it was the other way around), but it was encouraged by the worldwide leaders. The concept is very simple, and was explained with a video. If you feed a wild duck (regularly), -and it leaves the flock- it becomes domestic. A wild duck is a person with unconventional ideas, someone who challengue the status quo.

Why is this blog written in english?

Why is this blog written in english?

Because I don’t have a spanish keyboard. When I was hired I was given with a latin american keyboard, but after I moved to USA my computer (with Windows 10) started to use the hard disk a lot, some days for 99% of the capacity for hours. My guess is that was swaping, but disabling/tweaking the some Windows settings didn’t fix the issue. So instead of spend more time troubleshooting, I got a new computer, HP again with Windows 10, more RAM, better processor but with an us-english keyboard.

Every engineer needs to know a Silicon Valley

Every engineer needs to know a Silicon Valley

Every engineer needs to know a Silicon Valley Every engineer that wants to make his or her hometown a Silicon Valley should live in a Silicon Valley. Or at least consider himself an insider. I wish I had learn that years ago, and if not moving immediately, prepare for it. I can’t change the past but I have the oportunity to change the future of some people -including my brother-. That’s the purpose of this blog.

How did I get a TN visa

How did I get a TN visa

Get TN visa for me was as easy as a tourist VISA. O maybe easiest. I was a little anxious, even if my friends told me to not be. Is not that I really need to have the VISA, Guadalajara is a place with many open positions, but paperwork always put me anxious. Another event happened, at the time of writing we know that Mr. Trump it’s the elect president of the United States of America, one of the many campaign promises includes the renegotiation of the NAFTA (TLC on Mexico), which includes the TN visa.