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Having your soul in the game

> TL;DR Every independently thinking person can easily recognize all the enterprise talks regarding "engagement", "motivation" & "ownership" as stinking pile of worthless, corporate rubbish. Neither knowledge nor creative workers can be so easily "tricked" (even if they can, in fact they're just fooling themselves short-term ...) for "higher engagement" - sustainable...

What makes a Software Engineer (feel) successful?

> TL;DR We spend ridiculous amount of time on verifying job candidates' technical proficiency, analytical thinking, communication skills, but we rarely ask them for what they really aim for. Companies enforce their career models & internal goals / definitions of success w/o examining what really drives a potentially new hire, what...

The most overlooked fact about motivation in work?

It's a real grind, what we do here In real life, software delivery rarely is a piece of cake - writing actual, production code doesn't resemble "happy path" tutorials, industrial domain models are much more complex than "Animal -> Dog" hierarchy, effective automated testing gets twice as hard with every...

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