Category managment

Attention, please! How to keep your team engaged during meetings

Keeping meeting efficient and productive is a curveball and I learned it the hard way

Estimation: who is your enemy?

What is the estimation? For me, estimation is efforts, it is the amount of work, maybe lines of code, modules. However, it is never a time — it is not...

Category books

"Escaping the Build Trap" - 2 min book review

Product management, for me, was always more art, craft than a profession. There is no silver bullet in mastering it: no MBA, no Master’s degree will make you a prominent...

"Good Strategy Bad Strategy" - 2 min book review

Does your company have a good strategy? What is the strategy? One thought with which I can relay a lot from the “Good Strategy Bad Strategy” that staff usually perceive...

"How Google Works" - 2 min book review

Countless times I have been recommended to read “How Google Works”, it pops up in many books, articles, and people talk about it. Despite that, I read a lot about...

"Measure What Matters" - 2 minute book review

Nowadays, no need to explain why companies need to have public, transparent, and actionable objectives. Nowadays - yes, but it was not always like that. John E. Doerr in the...

Marketing 101 - 3 best sellers review

Pretty often I have seen that my ideas would not land, people just don’t grasp them, don’t see them the way I do. The same applies to my pet projects,...

Jim Collins - ground research

I don’t think there are many people around who have not heard about Jim Collins. He is a legendary figure in the world of business literature. Hard to count how...

"Shoe Dog" - 2 minute book review

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike. This book was recommended to me by a friend, a big fan of Nike. I hesitated to read it, assumed it...

"The McKinsey Way" - 2 minute book review

The McKinsey, The Firm - I heard this name million times, in news, books, and even movies. I never quite understand what makes this consulting company stand out and succeed...

"Zero to One" - 2 minute book review

Zreo to One intrigued me from the very begining by the story behind how it was created. In 2012 Blake Masters took class “CS 183: Startup” at Stanford lead by...

"A Sense of Urgency" - 2 minute book review

It is hard to disagree with “A Sense of Urgency”, people tend to focus more on the activity rather than output, create a false sense of urgency, resist changes. But...

"The Deadline" - 2 minutes book review

I was recommended to read this amazing novel at a time I was picking up my first project. And still, I would say that it is a perfect read for...

Focus on Mental Well-Being

How to maintain and improve mental well-being

"Critical Chain" - 2 minutes book review

Interesting novel, published by Eliyahu M. Goldratt in 1997 - “Critical chain”.

Engineering manager book shelf

I don’t read a lot about management, but when I do - it is usually recommendation from somebody I admire and respect. Therefore sharing a list of books that were...

Software engineer book shelf

I would not advocate that you need to read a lot of books to become an excellent software engineer, nevertheless, there are books reading which could drastically improve your skills....

"Primed to perform" - 2 minutes book review

Create productive organisation culture - “Primed to Perform”.

"Turn the Ship Around!" - 2 minutes book review

Story about the submarine captain fighting established bureaucracy machine - “Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders by L. David Marquet”.

"Atomic habit" - 2 minutes book review

How to create habits and make them stay - “Atomic habit”.

Category travel

Romania and a perfect road trip

Romania is a hidden gem in Eastern Europe. In 2019 I had a chance to do a road trip through it, from south to the north in 4 days, driving...

Сінгапур за 96 годин

96 годин 🤯 саме стільки можна перебувати в Сінгапурі 🇸🇬 з метою транзиту без візи Українцям🇺🇦. Отже, в кращому випадку, це 3 ночі 🌌 і на мою думку цього майже...

Category research

Emotional intelegence - why you feel what you feel

So many times after some situation happened where I acted in a particular way I asked myself “Why I did so?”. Often we are acting in a way we would...