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Giving Up Childish Ways

Mark Mzyk January 22, 2013

“When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, and reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up my childish ways.” 1 Corinthians, 13:11 As I read Mathias Meyer’s latest post, Failure is Always an Option, I was struck by how he began. He gives two […]

DevOps and The Lean Startup

Mark Mzyk October 3, 2011

All the rage in developer circles and at conferences at the moment is talk of DevOps. This is the loosely defined movement that is about getting developers more closely involved in operations. All the rage in entrepreneur circles at the moment is the concept of the Lean Startup. The term, coined by Eric Ries, is […]


Mark Mzyk July 19, 2009

The idea for this post was originally going to be about business strategy.  It was going to revolve around this quote, that I found on the Contrast blog: The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do. – Michael E. Porter It’s a good quote, but there’s a better one that cuts more to […]