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Showing Initiative vs Being a Cowboy

A few weeks ago, I fixed a bug without being asked to do so. Shortly afterwards, I was asked “Why did you fix that bug? Who told you to do it?”  The question arrived in email, so I couldn’t be … Continue reading

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Brinkmanship

I like that term.  I forget who told it to me first.  The term comes from the root word brink, as in: we’re on the brink of disaster. I suppose brinkmanship is really just a fancy way of saying “waiting … Continue reading

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