Author Archives: Ahmed

About Ahmed

Software craftsman, programmer, developer, system/business analyst, DBA and PM.

Financial IQ

Rich Dad Poor Dad, the #1 Personal Finance book of all time

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Change formula

If you want things to change .. change yourself .. How ? Grow .. Learn new things .. Learn new skills .. you will be more valuable .. more value means more income .. and .. everything will change ..  

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7 Rules for Maximizing Your Creative Output

  1. Define a clear purpose. To enter the flow state, you need a goal.  Decide what you want to create and why.  Vague intentions don’t trigger the flow state.   2. Identify a compelling motive. In addition to a goal for your creative session, you … Continue reading

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Speed as a Habit

Speed is the ultimate weapon in business. All else being equal, the fastest company in any market will win. Speed is a defining characteristic — if not the defining characteristic — of the leader in virtually every industry you look … Continue reading

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Productivity

Originally posted on Think Different:
Productivity For all the angst and discussion around how to make organisations, teams and people more productive, we might be forgiven for thinking that the idea of “productivity” was commonly understood and agreed. However, this…

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The End of Projects

Projects are the main reason for Software Products Development failure. Why ? Because Projects and Software characteristics are totally different and conflict. How ? 1- Nature: Projects are (Temporary) and have an end date. Software development is (Not Temporary) and … Continue reading

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The Power of Small and Simple Habits

The reason people fail to change their lives, and fail to instill new habits, is because they try to do too much at once. In simplest terms, if your new habit requires more willpower than you can muster, you will … Continue reading

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Basic Features vs Delightful Features

Basic Features Basic features that a user expects to be there and work will never score highly on satisfaction, but can take inordinate amounts of effort to build and maintain. Delightful Features Score very highly on satisfaction and in many … Continue reading

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Managing Requirements Dependencies Between Agile and Lean Teams

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Twenty Minute Rule

Whenever you come home from a long day at work or school,  you were so tired the only things you could find energy to do were mindless life-negating nonsense– television, Netflix, Reddit, Facebook, whatever. Every night you would somehow find hours of … Continue reading

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