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5 Reasons Your Company Should Have a Book Club

Five years ago one of our employees suggested we start a company book club. Starting a book club seemed like a good idea – unique opportunity to bring employees together, could hold the meetings before work, inexpensive, easy to discontinue if there was a lack of interest - so we gave it a try. Five years later, the book club is alive and well. I have been an active participant in the book...
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It's Okay to be Gray

A programmer's wife sends him to the grocery store with the instructions, "Get a loaf of bread, and if they have eggs, get a dozen." He comes home with a dozen loaves of bread and tells her, "They had eggs." - Old Programmer Joke Developers work in a black and white world. Either the unit test passes or it fails. Your conditional logic is either correct or it’s not. And of...
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sdg Sponsors Liferay Symposium

As your Silver Service Partner of Liferay in the Twin Cities, sdg is a sponsor at the Liferay Symposium in San Francisco this week. The Symposium is designed to help attendees understand and learn about the latest Liferay trends – and a few of sdg’s very own are there to do just that. Through a series of sessions, industry experts and leaders will share their knowledge on portals,...
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Concerned About Team Dynamics? Choose Your Next BA Wisely...

A highly collaborative and productive team. The Holy Grail of Software Development. No matter how many talented individuals you enlist to create your software, you are not guaranteed they will be productive . You must put together a balanced team with complementary skills, and that's not limited to the group of developers and architects you assemble. All of the roles on a team are...
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Recognition: Why is it so hard?!

We start with our children. We want to encourage them to act and/or behave in a manner that we feel is appropriate. “If you are good in the store you can pick a toy.” “If you don’t cry at the doctor you will get a stick of gum.” When my daughter was little she was a bit of a handful, so I used this technique with her and it worked well... Until one day my mother explained to me that “bribing”...
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