Learning List – 8/6/2017

This is my weekly learning list. Life is a never ending journey of educating yourself and learning something new each day. Trying to share some of the articles, podcasts, books, videos, or training that I am finding interesting

Weekly Learning

  • SaaS Metrics 2.0 – A Guide to Measuring and Improving what Matters – If you have ever worked at a SaaS based company this article will really hit home. I really enjoyed reading this article because not only did it go into what the important numbers are, but also how they impact the company. In addition, it also highlighted the scenarios in which focusing on one number will most likely have a negative impact in another part of the business. It is an interesting balance and thought this article covered everything well.
  • I Joined Airbnb at 52, and Here’s What I Learned About Age, Wisdom, and the Tech Industry — This would be an interesting person to hear more from. There is a lot to think about here from a culture perspective to ensure that you can build a diverse team that supports getting the best from everyone. Everyone has something to give and the key is figuring out how to best tap into people’s skills.
  • The ‘Last Mile’ in Education – Interesting article about the education gap between colleges and employers. I experienced this with my first job right out of school. The company that hired me sent the whole recruiting class (12 or so) to four weeks of in-person training. The goal was to ensure that all new employees had the skills they were looking for. I did not even see the office for those first four weeks. Obviously, I think training and education to fill the gap (of which Pluralsight) is one the fundamental challenges in our country.

Quote for the Week

“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.”

– Jiddu Krishnamurti

Carpe Diem and Learn Something New Today!

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