Culture Wins by William Vanderbloemen


Last week I finished Culture Wins by William Vanderbloemen. In this book the author defines - "Culture is about how a team uniquely functions when it’s at its best". An organization’s culture is largely reflected in its values – not the values determined by management, but the values which are actually lived out by the employees. Here… Continue reading Culture Wins by William Vanderbloemen

Multipliers by Liz Wiseman


Last week I finished another fantastic leadership book Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman to participate in our upcoming management book club discussion in office. In this book, the author explores the roots and applications of effective, inspiring leadership. Leaders can be broadly classified as either Multipliers or Diminishers. A Multiplier creates… Continue reading Multipliers by Liz Wiseman

Getting Naked: A Business Fable about Shedding the Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty


This week I finished several books and one of those was the last Patrick Lencioni book that I haven't read earlier - Getting Naked: A Business Fable about Shedding the Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty. This is another good book by him where focuses on the soft skills of leadership in the context of client services.… Continue reading Getting Naked: A Business Fable about Shedding the Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty

The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle


Yesterday I finished The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle. This is another good book on team culture that I decided to read after being highly impressed reading The Culture Map by Erin Meyer. The author emphasizes on 3 skills as the heart of great teamwork. Safety: The foundation of a strong group lies in… Continue reading The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle

Chaired a Panel for Java Conference hosted by eGeneration


This weekend I attended the Java Developers’ Conference 2021, held on September 11, 2021 (Saturday) hosted by eGeneration. I was the panel chair for the 1st session on Java Spring Boot Microservices Deployment to Kubernetes. There were over 720 Registrants for the Conference, both from the industry and academia. I gave a brief introduction on… Continue reading Chaired a Panel for Java Conference hosted by eGeneration

Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior


Earlier this week I finished Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler, David Maxfield. These same authors also wrote Crucial Conversations – Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High that I read earlier this year and consider one of the best leadership and management books.… Continue reading Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior

Truth from the Valley by Mark Settle


Last week I finished Truth from the Valley: A Practical Primer on Future IT Management Trends by Mark Settle. This is thanks to Wali bhai and Asha bhabi who gifted me this book. This is the second book from Mark which is better than his earlier one The Truth from the Trenches. He brings up how Silicon Valley… Continue reading Truth from the Valley by Mark Settle

The Attributes by Rich Diviney


Last week I finished The Attributes: 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance by retired Navy SEAL commander Rich Diviney. In this thought provoking book, Rich argues the difference between Skills and Attributes in humans. Skills can be taught but attributes are more inherent and show up under conditions of uncertainty, challenge and stress. I recommend reading this book for anyone in… Continue reading The Attributes by Rich Diviney

My Talk on How to Manage a Technical Team in Managed Coder


I got to know Shahed Islam via LinkedIn when he commented on some of my leadership posts that I shared in my wall. We found common interest and enthusiasm in the area of leadership and management theories and practices. Hence we synced up in a zoom call one day and talked about why we are… Continue reading My Talk on How to Manage a Technical Team in Managed Coder

Marqeta Successfully Executed IPO at June 9th


Marqeta began a new journey as a public company this June 9th by listing in Nasdaq. This is a major milestone in my career. I have missed it a few times in the past, but now I feel good that I have been part of taking a small startup to a mid-size public company. I… Continue reading Marqeta Successfully Executed IPO at June 9th

A Platform to Verify Ownership of Content


I have been thinking about using blockchain for content ownership verification for some time. I came up with this idea that may be a useful service or a platform if implemented. Let's visit a use case that this platform or service will be able to serve. A user or author decides to create a useful… Continue reading A Platform to Verify Ownership of Content

Good Leadership and Management Books


I am very keen in deepening my understanding about engineering leadership for fast growing tech companies. This is very relevant to my current company where I am working as a Sr Engineering Manager. I often share my thoughts, new learnings, leadership puzzles that is confusing me currently in my social media networks. As a result… Continue reading Good Leadership and Management Books