Month: November 2017

Your career is your responsibility

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A tale of two employees Firstly, let’s set the scene by considering one employee called Alice. She joined a company a couple of years ago and she’s really enjoying her job. She works with a team that gives her enough autonomy to work in the way that she wants, using the tooling that she prefers. She feels that she can pick and choose the work she is most comfortable with in her team’s sprints, and […]

The sophomore slump

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The difficult second album Question: what do Nirvana, Led Zeppelin and the Beastie Boys all have in common? Answer: they had brilliant sophomore albums. Nirvana released Nevermind. Led Zeppelin dropped Led Zeppelin II. The Beastie Boys delivered Paul’s Boutique. These are classic albums that have stood the test of time. They were much, much better than their first albums. They were artistically accomplished and refined. The sophomore slump, as it is often called, is a […]

Cadence

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Keep on pedaling Cadence is a term used to describe the rate at which a cyclist is pedaling. Different cyclists find their efficiency in pedaling at different rates. Looking at the professionals you can see that Chris Froome has an unusually high cadence whilst Nairo Quintana tends to cycle at a much lower cadence. They’re both effective riders despite this difference. As each cyclist has a preference for the cadence that suits them most. When […]