You are what you choose

Cleverness is a gift, kindness is a choice.

Gifts are easy -- they’re given after all. Choices can be hard.

You can seduce yourself with your gifts if you’re not careful, and if you do, it’ll probably be to the detriment of your choices.

How will you use your gifts? What choices will you make?
Will inertia be your guide, or will you follow your passions?Will you follow dogma, or will you be original?Will you choose a life of ease, or a life of service and adventure?Will you wilt under criticism, or will you follow your convictions?Will you bluff it out when you’re wrong, or will you apologize?Will you guard your heart against rejection, or will you act when you fall in love?Will you play it safe, or will you be a little bit swashbuckling?When it’s tough, will you give up, or will you be relentless?Will you be a cynic, or will you be a builder?Will you be clever at the expense of others, or will you be kind?Source:Remarks by Jeff Bezos, as delivered to the Class of 2010 (Baccalaureate, …

Leadership and Retention

Leadership is About Influence - Not Authority

"Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress." ~Richard Branson

Great leaders don't set out to be a leader. They set out to make a difference. It's never about the role – It's always about the goal.

“It’s amazing how much you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." Harry S. Truman

“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” John Maxwell

A boss has the title. A leader has the people. ~ Simon Sinek

"Take care of your employees and they will take care of your business. It’s as simple as that." Richard Branson

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou

"Culture is more important than vision. Some leaders have great vision, but have created a toxic culture where that vision will never happen." ~ Phil Cooke

Happy Diwali

Sky full of fireworks, mouth full of sweets. House full of diyas & heart full of joy.

May the lamp of soul shine with the oil of purity. May the wick of wickedness burn under the fire of truth.

Wish You All A Happy Diwali.

Do you have a mentor ?

A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.

A mentor is someone who allows you to know that no matter how dark the night, in the morning joy will come.

A mentor is someone who allows you to see the higher part of yourself when sometimes it becomes hidden to your own view.


Please share your thoughts via the comments.

Don’t find fault, find a remedy.

Henry Ford was an American industrialist and a business magnate, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.

Some interesting quotes from Henry Ford
Don’t find fault, find a remedy.Vision without execution is just hallucination.If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success.Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: make the best quality goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.Employers only handle the money – it is the custom…

Dynamic Programming

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. ~ George Santayana

In terms of mathematical optimization, dynamic programming usually refers to simplifying a decision by breaking it down into a sequence of decision steps over time.

Dynamic programming amounts to breaking down an optimization problem into simpler sub-problems, and storing the solution to each sub-problem so that each sub-problem is only solved once.

Dynamic Programming (DP) is an algorithmic technique for solving an optimization problem by breaking it down into simpler sub-problems and utilizing the fact that the optimal solution to the overall problem depends upon the optimal solution to its sub-problems.

There are two key attributes that a problem must have in order for dynamic programming to be applicable: optimal substructure and overlapping sub-problems.

If a problem can be solved by combining optimal solutions to non-overlapping sub-problems, the strategy is called "divide and conquer" in…

The perfect questions to ask in your job interview

The perfect questions to ask in your job interview.

Lynne has created KeyValues to help software developers like her find engineering teams that share their values.

Interviews are two-sided. The perfect questions to ask in your job interview. 
Make sure you show up prepared to get the answers you need about the things you care about most.

Mentioned the areas here. Questions can be found at culture questions.

High Quality Code BasePair ProgramsOpen Source ContributorStart-to-Finish OwnershipUses Agile MethodologiesCutting-Edge TechnologiesFast-Paced EnvironmentContinuous DeliveryTeam Values
Engages with CommunityTeam is DiverseContinuous FeedbackImpressive Team MembersBonded by Love for ProductCreative + InnovativeCross-Department CollaborationOpen CommunicationEQ > IQFlat OrganizationRisk-Taking > StabilityWears Many HatsHeavily Team OrientedDaily Routines
Eats Lunch TogetherFlexible Work ArrangementsLight MeetingsFriends Outside of WorkHas Good BeerThoughtful Office LayoutC…