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    I bailed reading this after the first graphic toenail fungus ad.

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      Mine was a woman with a deformed face or something. Nothing like ads designed for shock value in between paragraphs to help one focus on the article’s content.

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        I didn’t see any ads. They’re there, but I skimmed over them so effortlessly I didn’t even register they were there in the first place.

        Now I’m uncomfortable how such an obnoxious deluge of ads has become totally normal to me.

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          These were… pretty attention-grabbing. Kept repeating, too. Maybe you can focus or drown stuff out better than us. An advantage that would kick in if you were focused on coding, too. If it’s that, then you might have little to worry about outside unconscious effects ads you “didn’t see” were having on you. If you don’t focus that well, then you might have gotten used to the ads in the way you worry about.

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        I’m on mobile and I have 0 ads…

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          Why do you not use an adblocker? On iOS or something?

          Ublock supported fine in Firefox for all other platforms.

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          Also read this in the last 6 months and enjoyed it. Something that helped me was to take notes as I went. This allowed me to pull out specific, actionable things I could do in my small development group.

          The book also helped me identify my own weaknesses as a leader. For instance, I’ve managed “up” well (communicating with my bosses) but I haven’t been as good at identifying goals and passing those on to my team.

          More specifically, I found that I made decisions based on goals, but didn’t communicate that well. When the team knows the goals and the reasons for decisions, they are then able to be effective decision makers.

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            I also loved this book - and applied the core message (empowering people) on my engineering team. With pretty good success: https://blog.pragmaticengineer.com/a-team-where-everyone-is-a-leader/

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              Hmm, sounds like a nice book, will read it. Thanks for posting.

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                Hmm, sounds like a nice book, will read it. Thanks for posting.

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                  If you enjoyed Turn This Ship Around, then you’ll “love” the Taylorist take The Goal and it’s modern agile retelling The Phoenix Project.

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                    Yeah, I loved the Goal. Didn’t think much of The Phoenix Project, having already read The Goal.

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                      Sorry for being obtuse, but I’m confused by the quotes around “love” and this reply. Are these worth reading (either for good reasons, or for anti-exanple reasons?)

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                        I think those were not scare quotes, but quotes for emphasis. See also http://www.unnecessaryquotes.com/

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                      Those are fiction though, this book is not, so this book seems more credible.