Software Companies are the Wild West

Between the 1600s and the late 1800s, thousands of people set off from the edge of the new American civilisation and headed West. Driven by vision, stubborn determination or maybe just a pinch of peer pressure, they travelled across uncharted territory, forging new paths, discovering new places and dying in

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Orienting Teams around the Axis of Change

Tech is a very fluid and changing world, but one of the most lasting truths in technology is Conway’s Law. Any organization that designs a system will inevitably produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization’s communication structure. “How do committees invent?“, Melvin Conway What does Conway’s

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How Reliance Jio Disrupted Digital India

On a recent business trip to New Delhi, I was out for lunch with colleagues when conversation turned to the price of mobile data. Us foreigners at the table bemoaned the price-per-Gb in our home countries, meanwhile, the locals could barely contain their laughter… Overnight Success An overnight success in the

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