The finite and infinite game

This is the title of a book written by James P. Carse. On that book you can find that there are different attitudes you can have on the game. These strategic attitudes define the approach. We can apply these attitudes depending on the context, but what is crucial is to detect what are the other … Read more

Teams of Teams

This book written by General Stanley McChrystal is part of the readings I’m doing as part of a book-club readings. I have discovered things as: Scientific management by Frederick Taylor, Reductionist approach, Revision of the beginning of the manufacturing industry. The rest of the book is full of anecdotes and other stories that are very common … Read more

How Apple protects its platform

Apple ecosystem is composed by many elements. The devices: are the main ones and they enabled the creation of a platform where the user experience happens. The applications: The iPhone was in its inception offered not as a mobile phone, but as a device that offered many applications. All this is now natural to us … Read more

Weak signals

When discussing about future scenarios, we figure out assumptions, boundaries and characteristics that could make such scenario to happen. Related to this, the appearance of these future scenarios depends on signals: strong and weak signals. A strong signal is a phenomenon or thing that causes evident changes on the scenario. For instance, COVID-19 or a … Read more

Identifying and breaking down inertia

Purpose of this article I am going to theorize about a phenomenon, inertia. When theorizing I am going to leave many things behind, but this simplification often allows the listener to differentiate what is important from what is superfluous. The context Things rarely happened as planned, in a world where information is asymmetric and many … Read more

Never split the difference

This book written by Chris Voss is a classic recommended by a friend. I started reading without so much expectations, but there have been sections that are really interesting and that give concrete advice about how to negotiate. Negotiation is an art that needs to be practiced and understand how to do it better is … Read more

AWS LightSail notes

This post is a set of notes when doing the installation of a container in AWS LightSail. Tutorials Tutorial for launching and configuring WordPress: Configuration of key aspects = WordPress Packaged By Bitnami For AWS Cloud: Notes Port 22 is the default port for SSH connections. MariaDB Bitnami commands Edit wp-config.php = … Read more