Hosk’s top articles of the week - 17th June


I want problems to punch me in the face, not sneak up behind me and kick me on the butt #HoskWisdom

Articles of the week

on being lost — strategy and context

Long and interesting article on business strategy

Top 10 articles of the week

  1. Inversion — James Clear
  2. Richard Feynman and mental models
  3. How I’m learning Machine Learning (without being a math genius)
  4. habits of high performing teams
  5. The best way to exercise self-control is not to exercise it at all
  6. America Is Unified Only in Its Outrage
  7. How to Negotiate…with Your Kids
  8. Peter Thiel
  9. CDC response
  10. The Sickness in Our Food Supply

Hosk articles

Dynamics 365 + Software engineering


Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. — Steve Jobs

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. — Chinese Proverb

“I like to say, “Experience is what you got when you didn’t get what you wanted.” — Howard Marks, The Most Important Thing

Selected HoskWisdom

  • You come up with ideas collectively, you wouldn’t think of individually #HoskWisdom
  • Sometimes importing a managed solution without getting an unhelpful dependency error can feel like skiing down a black run blindfolded, on one leg and going backwards #HoskWisdom
  • If you’ve never eaten while writing code, you don’t know what development tastes like. #HoskWisdom
  • Just because you might fail, is no reason not to try #HoskWisdom
  • A developer who has never suffered, has never written a line of code #HoskWisdom
  • A bad choice look good when there is lack of alternatives #HoskWisdom
  • A stupid developer is the most dangerous type of developer #HoskWisdom
  • Against the stupidity of some gifted users, even the best developers fight in vain #HoskWisdom
  • Time is a tool, use it to think about the problem when you have time, so you can react quickly when you don’t #HoskWisdom
  • If you can’t win the game you are playing, change the game #HoskWisdom
  • Creating a solution in Dynamics 365 is simple in principle but complex in practice #HoskWisdom
  • A report is never finished, only paused whilst users think of changes #HoskWisdom

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Quote from current book(s)

Simple Habits for Complex Times: Powerful Practices for Leaders

taking multiple perspectives also helps widen your scope to improve your problem solving

The Hosk — last 5 good books

Don’t deny yourself a book, it could change your life #HoskWisdom

Last top 10 article

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