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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

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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.

Source:https://sites.sph.harvard.edu/wmy/celebrities/oprah-winfrey

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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.

Engineering
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…

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“A nation is born stoic, and dies epicurean” – Will Durant

A stoic believes in enduring hardship without complaint.  Epicurus believed that pleasure was the greatest good. 
Stoics are people willing to sacrifice present pleasure for something better later. They are investors. Epicureans live for now. They are consumers. They say you only live once. 
Media is bombarding you with thousands of ads. They are trying to sell you something.  Luxury comes at a cost...of killing your hopes, your dreams, your ambitions. So toughen up a little bit. Be a stoic.
Everybody wants, but not everybody toughens up to get the good life. You must toughen up. 
Chief Tecumseh says:  Love your life. Perfect your life. Beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.

Resources: Why I read a book a day (and why you should too): the law of 33% | Tai Lopez | TEDx