Build and maintain your brand

This is an excerpt from my recently published book, Own Your Tech Career. You can take 35% off Own Your Tech Careerby entering fccjones11 into the discount code box at checkout at manning.com. Ampere Club members enjoy weekly career-focused articles like this one, along with access to virtual events, book discounts, 1:1 career coaching, and more. When you think of a […]

Life is a Journey, so PDSA

W. Edwards Deming, industrial engineer and founder of the Total Quality Management movement, was a big believer in the PDSA: Plan, Do, Study, Act (originally Plan, Do, Check, Act, which he’d originally named the Shewart Cycle). He formulated the idea in the late 1940s, and practiced it throughout the 1950s and beyond—famously with Toyota in Japan. It […]

Own your career

This is an excerpt from my recently published book, Own Your Tech Career. It’s pretty representative of the book as a whole, including action items and more to help you put the book into immediate context and use. For a limited time, You can take 35% off Own Your Tech Career by entering fccjones11 into the discount code box at checkout […]

Your Brain as an Operating System

This is one of several guest articles that Ampere Club members will receive now and then. These are often in addition to the regular weekly newsletter, and offer new and unique perspectives from across the career space. This guest article is by Brett Hill, a former Microsoft MVP and IIS expert, and now owner of LanguageOfMindfulness.com. […]

Life Assessment

One of the big messages in Be the Master (a now-discontinued book that focused on achieving your success so that you could better help others achieve theirs) was about defining things. Defining your life, and defining your success. Over time, I’ve refined that message a bit, into something that’s more tightly scoped and perhaps more actionable. This week, I’d […]